[Goodies-dev] Maintaining xfce4-cpufreq-plugin

Simon Steinbeiß simon at xfce.org
Tue Aug 13 17:32:02 CEST 2013

On Tue, 13 Aug 2013 14:33:47 +0200
Harald Judt <h.judt at gmx.at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Because it was related to other things I had to deal with, I've
> recently started toying around with the xfce4-cpufreq-plugin,
> fixing bugs and making some improvements. In a nutshell, these are:
> * applied patches from bug tracker (port to libxfce4ui, fix build
>   failures, better support for panel-4.10 features)
> * build system updates
> * improvements to panel widgets layout
> * overview window size now scales better with multi-core cpus;
>   you won't need a second screen now if your machine has more
>   than 3 cores ;-)
> * use a toggle button instead of the gtkeventbox to open/close
>   the overview window for better UI response
> * get rid of deprecated APIs (like GtkTooltips)
> * fix reading min frequency from sysfs
> * add support for the intel p-state driver
> ...
> The rest is still work in progress, and some of the above might need
> small refinements before I dare to declare them ready for shipping.
> Clearly, there are also better ways to handle some things (e.g. the
> overview window).
> It seems that at the moment there is no one actively maintaining this
> small plugin (the last commit was more than two years ago), so I'd
> like to take over maintainership and therefore ask for git access
> and bug tracker permissions, if no one objects.
> Harald

Hey Harald!

Not objecting to this at all, but wasn't there talk of a unified system-monitor plugin a (longer) while ago?
Anyway, great to hear of those improvements, even though I was always a heavy cpugraph-plugin user, I might consider switching ;)


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