Oct 20, 2012

Announcing mbpfan v1.4.1

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.

written by dgraziotin

Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.

  • Simon Waddington Nov 1, 2012 Reply

    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.

    • dgraziotin Nov 1, 2012 Reply

      Hello Simon.
      It was compatible for MBP 6,2 running Ubuntu 12.10. Nevertheless, the new v.1.5.0 release adds compatibility for newer Macbook Pros as well.
      Try it out and let me know. I am successfully using it.

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