Sharing some PowerDevil love, and some dinosaurs too
So, I’m back blogging, mainly thanks to the fact that my previous post has received an impressive feedback (which I didn’t expect, thanks!). So, first of all I wanted to say I’ve already implemented in PowerDevil some of your suggestions (first of all, the possibility of running a script upon profile loading), though I have some more news for you.
I have radically changed the polling system. It is now modular and selectable by the user. This because fredrich pointed me to a nice XSync feature that allowed real idle counter support without polling and/or hacks, and I really wanted to implement it. By now, you can choose in the configuration dialog to use this new XSync based method (that still needs serious testing), or the old, solid, widget grabber method.
This is not the only important news: PowerDevil has just been moved in kdebase/workspace. You probably wonder “oh no, what can I do now for using it on my 4.1 installation?”. But you just don’t have to worry, because I’ve created a tag (thanks toma) for PowerDevil, right here. You can checkout and build this code, and it should work with your KDE 4.1 installation. I’ll try to keep this tag up-to-date, and if you could give me some feedback about compilation on 4.1, it would be great.
On a side note, I wanted to confirm what Riccardo said yesterday: we’ll be working on Raptor, together with Alessandro, Davide and Lukas. So you can already expect it to be great I’ll work on the dataengine + tom, together with Lukas (so strange we hack together, huh? )
For the bad news, I’ll be not-so-active in the next 4-5 days, since I have an exam on Friday, and I’d better study for it :\
Enough for today, see you on next post!