Note: After 8 years without making changes to this code, denilsonsa decided to archive this repository. If you are interested, please look at other forks. At the time of archival, ixxra's fork seems to be the one with most activity.
batterymon-clone is a simple battery monitor tray icon for Linux.
- Written in
- Should work on any desktop environment
- Very little dependencies: just
- Optional support for
notify-python, for notifications using
The current implementation reads battery information from
/sys/class/power_supply/, and updates the state by polling every few seconds.
Version 1.4.0 reads information from
/sys/class/power_supply/, which has been added in Linux kernel 2.6.23. However, it uses
current_now, and thus only works on 2.6.30 and newer.
Version 1.3.0 reads information from
/proc/acpi/interface (which has been removed from Linux kernel 2.6.39). The old DBus+HAL code was replaced by polling the battery state every few seconds.
Older versions used DBus and HAL instead of polling the state every few seconds. However, support for HAL has been deprecated and removed from most distros.
batterymon-clone is a fork of batterymon
batterymon was originally written in mid-2009 by Matthew Horsell and Tomas Kramar, and was available at Google Code.
It was later forked in 2010 as batterymon-clone by sayamindu on GitHub.
After a long time without commits, denilsonsa forked and updated it in mid-2011.
Each one of the authors contributed a little in order to make batterymon a better software for their own needs. You can also contribute! Feel free to fork this code and improve it!
Here is a list of things you can do to help moving batterymon forward:
- Some code cleanup/refactor.
- Add a COPYING or LICENSE file (see issue 15 at Google Code).
- Add native GTK/freedesktop theme support (see issue 16 at Google Code).
- But built-in theme support should still be kept.
- Add back support to DBus, but using newer interfaces. See battery-status or batti-gtk projects for inspiration.
- But polling support should still be kept as fall-back.
- Take a look at issue list at Google Code and try fixing them.
- Port to Python 3
- Update i18n
You do not need to ask for permission to fix them. Just fork this repository and start coding!