[Goodies-dev] [xfce4-battery-plugin][Patch] Show current power usage

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Fri Nov 16 08:08:58 CET 2012

On jeu., 2012-11-15 at 09:16 +0100, David Rosca wrote:
> Hi,
> I have made a small patch that adds support for showing current power
> usage (in Watts)
> next to approximate remaining time. So in panel, it will be shown
> like:
>                                     04:25 (9 W)
> It is using data from libacpi.c
> (from /sys/class/power_supply/BAT{x}/power_now).
> It is working great for my laptop (Thinkpad X220) running 3.5.7
> kernel. It may however need
> some tweaking to get it working properly on every laptop.
> Current power usage will only be shown when on battery (I used !acline
> check, so I hope it's correct).
> I have integrated it into remaining time box because i didn't want to
> create a new box just for this.
> I'm not really sure if I can send attachements to mailing lists, so I
> will append the patch at the end
> of the mail.
> Please let me know what you think about this patch.
Can you please attach it to bugzilla so it doesn't get lost? However,
I'm unsure if the battery plugin is really maintained these days, so it
might be a bit hard to have it reviewed and committed…

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