Announcing mbpfan v1.4.1

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I’ve finally found the time to fix some annoying issues in mbpfan.
I have just released mbpfan version 1.4.1, which is a maintenance release. I strongly recommend our testers to upgrade.
This release fixes a strange fork bomb-like behavior when starting mbpfan using upstart.
Also, the daemon now checks whether the required modules

coretemp

and

applesmc

are loaded or not. It also checks for root permissions.

I will very soon upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 to make the upcoming v.1.5.0 compatible with newer kernels 3.5-3.6.

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.

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  • Do I infer correctly from your last comment that currently it is not compatible with 12.10?

    I’ve been running Ubuntu in Parallels on my MBP 6,2 for a long time now but finally broke down and got a new Seagate hybrid drive so I could install it native. An over zealous fan is one of the most noticeable problems now.

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dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin is a senior researcher (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research interests include human, behavioral, and psychological aspects of empirical software engineering, studies of science, and open science. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software and academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal. Daniel was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers in 2017, the European Design Award (bronze) in 2016, and the Data Journalism Award in 2015. He received his Ph.D. in computer science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.