mbpfan v1.4.0 is out

2012-08-23

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!


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