Announcing mbpfan-v1.7.0

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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
    coretemp

    and

    applesmc

    when built into kernel instead as modules (#27)

  • settings are reload if
    SIGHUP

    is detected (#4)

  • new tests when
    make tests

    (#28)

  • 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.

About the author

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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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.