review of katimon

Albert Astals Cid aacid at
Wed Apr 8 18:42:25 BST 2009

A Wednesday, 8 of April de 2009, Stefanos Harhalakis va escriure:
> Hello there,
> I've just moved a project named "katimon" from playground/utils/katimon to
> kdereview/katimon. If you find it OK, I'd like to move it to extragear or
> kdeutils (I need some guidance on this. Extragear seems better but kde
> could benefit from such a tool. Perhaps put it in extragear and reconsider
> it in the future)
> The program is written in python, so I didn't check it with Krazy supposing
> that it doesn't support python.
> The program is licensed under GPLv3.

This does not fit KDE licensing rules, see

> Description:
> katimon is an utility for monitoring and controlling ATI graphics cards
> that support the overdrive feature. It depends on the closed source driver
> of ATI (fglrx) and the command line tool "aticonfig" which it uses. It is
> the first of its kind and provides functionality that existing tools
> doesn't:
> * It monitors the graphics card temperature
> * It monitors the g.c. fan speed
> * It can control fan speed to keep the noise in low levels
> * It is the only graphical utility available for overclicking ATI graphics
> cards under linux
> * It displays nice graphs for temperature, gpu usage, fan speed and core
> speed * It provides a tray icon with temperature, gpu usage and fan speed
> indications
> You can find screenshots at:

IMHO it doesn't fit at all in kdeutils, the scope is too limited.


> Thanks in advance

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