Aug 23, 2012

mbpfan v1.4.0 is out

It is a pleasure for me to announce the immediate availability of mbpfan version 1.4.0. The project attempt is to write a simple, lightweight, yet highly efficient program to adjust the CPU and the other fans of Macbook and Macbook Pro laptops running GNU/Linux.

This project could not accept its destiny to be a insignificant, C refresh task. Instead, mbpfan rapidly captivated the attention of the F/OSS community.
I only had the time to obtain my M.Sc. degree and escape the reality for a quick summer vacation to already find several bug reports, pull requests (3 forks), and interesting enhancements! Although I wrote some open-source projects, and contributed to many other projects, it was the first time for me to accept a pull request.

I’m surprised by the very warm welcome of mbpfan. As a consequence of this, my commitment to the project increased a lot. Today I am proud to release a quite stable version of mbpfan.

I would like to acknowledge the work of Ismail Khatib, Trevor Joynson, and Magnus Stubman for their precious contributions. The daemon is now able to run on several GNU/Linux distribution (Debian based, RedHat based, and Gentoo) and can directly be configured by the user (file /etc/mbpfan.conf).

If things continue to flow this way, the project may aim to be packaged for different distributions and (why not) be included in some distro reporitories!

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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