KThinkBat 0.2.9

KThinkBat is a laptop battery monitor for the KDE-Kicker.

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LICENSE TYPE:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
USER RATING:
2.9/5 16
DEVELOPED BY:
Tobias Roeser
HOMEPAGE:
lepetitfou.dyndns.org
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ Tools
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KThinkBat
KThinkBat is a laptop battery monitor for the KDE-Kicker. KThinkBat is inspired by the "Battery Maximizer" includes with IBM ThinkPads (now Levono).

Yes, I know, there is allready a standard battery monitor KDE-Application, but it is simply too small to realize the real battery charge at first blush.

Installation:

The simplest way to compile this package is:

1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type `./configure' to configure the package for your system. If you're using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type `sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute `configure' itself.

Running `configure' takes a while. While running, it prints some messages telling which features it is checking for.

2. Type `make' to compile the package.

3. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and documentation.

4. You can remove the program binaries and object files from the source code directory by typing `make clean'.

What's New in This Release:

Beta support for the new sysfs ACPI interface 'power_supply' for Linux Kernels >=2.6.24_rc1.
Refactored battery backends.
Each backend has its own driver now.
Currently available battery drivers are ACPI, ACPI_SYSFS (alpha), and SMAPI, but writing other driver should be easy.
'make install' installs kthinkbat_panelapplet.{la,so} into $PREFIX/lib/kdeX.
Translation updates to German, Italian, and Slovak.
A regression bug where "mWh" was used instead of the correct "mW" unit has been fixed.
This release will not show percentage values greater than 100.

Last updated on December 17th, 2007

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