sysutils/xbattbar for !i386
rafan at infor.org
Tue Dec 12 09:10:45 PST 2006
On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 03:04:05PM +0100, Max Laier wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 December 2006 13:10, Rong-En Fan wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 02:57:12AM -0600, Scot Hetzel wrote:
> > > On 12/12/06, Scot Hetzel <swhetzel at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >On 12/12/06, Rong-En Fan <rafan at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > > >> Recently, I installed a FreeBSD/amd64 laptop. I found this port
> > > >> uses apm (i386 only) interface to get battery information. The
> > > >> patch below changes it to use sysctl(3). Thus, it is usable on
> > > >> amd64.
> > > >>
> > > >> http://people.freebsd.org/~rafan/xbattbar.diff
> > > >>
> > > >> It works on my ThinkPad X60 (-CURRENT). If you are running this
> > > >> port, please have a test.
> > > >
> > > >Works on my HP dv8135nr (-CURRENT) system.
> > >
> > > I have updated the patch so that it can be compiled for systems that
> > > have either an APM or ACPI interface for battery status.
> > >
> > > The Makefile has been changed to always use the ACPI interface when
> > > not being built on the i386 arch (i.e. amd64, ...). On the i386 arch
> > > it defaults to ACPI, but can be changed via the options menu to use
> > > APM.
> > The way you handle OPTIONS is incorrect. See Porter's Handbook and/or
> > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/cvs-ports/2006-May/093088.html
> > for details.
> > As for APM/ACPI knob, I think APM is necessary on 4.x. Not sure
> > about 5.x status. If acpi on 5.x is usable, I suggest we just
> > use acpi and use apm on 4.x i386 only?
> Can't you make this a runtime option on i386. If the ACPI sysctl is there
> use it, if not fall back to APM. Also it seems to make sense to report
Good suggestion. I updated my patch at
> this upstream instead of sticking it in patches.
Of course. But it seems to me that this software stops development
since few years ago. I will contact the author anyway.
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