Jun 23, 2014

Announcing mbpfan-v1.7.0

Computer DC fan isolated on white

The last update to mbpfan happened almost 1 year and a half ago. Besides having little time to invest in this project, I had the issue of not possessing a Macbook anymore. One week ago, my faculty assigned me a shiny new Macbook Pro 11,1. Just in time, because the new Linux 3.1.5 kernel was breaking mbpfan (or better, mbpfan was not suited for the new kernel). It was time to update the project.

Mbpfan has now reached v1.7.0, which collects the unannounced improvements of the never born v1.6.0 and some new improvements, here summarized:

With respect to v1.5.0, the following was improved:

  • support for
    when built into kernel instead as modules (#27)
  • settings are reload if
    is detected (#4)
  • new tests when
    make tests
  • respawns forever with upstart (601c1fa) [thank you @pjvds]
  • fixed bug that eventually caused defunct processes (#37) [thank you @johnf]
  • Support for Macbook pro 7,1, 9,2, and 11,2 and Macbook Air 5,2 has been verified (see README.md for the full list)
  • Support for linux-3.15.X and later [#38]

Head to v1.7.0 release page to download mbpfan.

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.

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