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    1 Version 3.6+svn of ProcMeter3 released : Xxx Xxx XX 20XX
    2 --------------------------------------------------------
    3 
    4 Bug Fixes
    5 
    6 Module bug fixes
    7  The df module should now handle very big disks on 32-bit systems.
    8 
    9 
   10 Version 3.6 of ProcMeter3 released : Sun Jan 22 2012
   11 ----------------------------------------------------
   12 
   13 Bug Fixes
   14  Don't package up unused LSM and ANNOUNCE files.
   15  Add "-lX11" to LDFLAGS (fixes Debian bug #556073).
   16  Move installed modules into /usr/lib/ProcMeter3 (fixes Debian bug #651145).
   17  Don't always install the procmeterrc.install file (fixes Debian bug #651149).
   18  Install procmeter.h to /usr/include/ProcMeter3 (fixes Debian bug #651150).
   19  Fix Makefiles to stop linking executables each time make is run.
   20  Don't crash procmeter3-xaw if specified font doesn't exist.
   21 
   22 Module bug fixes
   23  Changed wireless module to remove kernel 2.4.x code.
   24  Fixed stat-intr module to not use data from freed memory.
   25 
   26 New features
   27  Added GTK3 version.
   28  Draw line in foreground colour between outputs in procmeter3-gtk2.
   29 
   30 New modules
   31  Battery - new /sys/class/power_supply/ battery information.
   32 
   33 
   34 Version 3.5d of ProcMeter3 released : Mon Oct 3 18:00:00 2011
   35 -------------------------------------------------------------
   36 
   37 Bug Fixes
   38  Remove gcc-4.4 compilation warnings.
   39  Make error messages consistent.
   40  Fix several errors in manual pages.
   41  Don't crash if /proc/interrupts has very long lines.
   42 
   43 New features
   44  Added an option to limit the number of interrupts listed.
   45  Allow installation of stripped executables.
   46 
   47 
   48 Version 3.5c of ProcMeter3 released : Sat Feb 20 14:00:00 2010
   49 --------------------------------------------------------------
   50 
   51 Bug Fixes
   52  Remove 64-bit compilation warnings and fix variable type mismatch.
   53  Fixed df module to handle disks bigger than 2TB.
   54  Fixed sensors module to handle new directory format.
   55  Pass top-level Makefile variables down to sub directories.
   56 
   57 New features
   58  Sort the module menu into alphabetical order.
   59 
   60 New modules
   61  FanSpeed, Temperature & Voltage - Improved hardware sensors (see below).
   62 
   63 
   64 **** NOTE ****
   65 
   66 The new hardware sensor modules require the use of the libsensors library.
   67 
   68 The advantage is that it reads the system sensors.conf file (which can contain
   69 customisation of scaling and names - essential for some sensors).
   70 
   71 The existing "Sensors" module raises a warning when used and the module will be
   72 removed in a future version of the program.
   73  
   74 **** NOTE ****
   75 
   76 
   77 Version 3.5b of ProcMeter3 released : Thu Oct 23 19:30:00 2008
   78 --------------------------------------------------------------
   79 
   80 Bug Fixes
   81  Be more careful looking for modules (check '.' and '..').
   82  Set the locale to "C" to avoid problems parsing numbers.
   83  Ensure that graph-min and graph-max options are used properly.
   84  Extended the line buffer size for parsing /proc/interrupts.
   85  Remove fixed size line buffers in modules (realloc more space as needed).
   86  Allow LCD version to specify priority as a string or numeric value.
   87 
   88 New Features
   89  Extended Window Manager Hints can be specified with a -w option.
   90  Increase the number of interrupts possible in stat-intr.
   91 
   92 
   93 Version 3.5a of ProcMeter3 released : Sun Dec 16 15:00:00 2007
   94 --------------------------------------------------------------
   95 
   96 Bug Fixes
   97  Stop the GTK2 version crashing when displayed items are removed.
   98  Make sure that the right mouse button menu works with no outputs displayed.
   99  Make the GTK1 and GTK2 version windows resize themselves like Xaw version.
  100  Updates to manual pages to reflect new executable names.
  101  Bug fixes for ACPI module.
  102 
  103 
  104 Version 3.5 of ProcMeter3 released : Tue Nov 20 19:30:00 2007
  105 -------------------------------------------------------------
  106 
  107 New features
  108  Added a gtk2 version of ProcMeter3.
  109  Renamed the executables but added backwards compatibility links.
  110  Added DESTDIR option to Makefiles.
  111 
  112 **** IMPORTANT ****
  113 
  114 The Xaw version is now named procmeter3-xaw instead of procmeter3.  A symbolic
  115 link to the original name will still be created and installed.
  116 
  117 The GTK1 version is now named procmeter3-gtk1 instead of gprocmeter3.
  118 The GTK2 version is named procmeter3-gtk2.
  119 
  120 If only one or the other GTK version is compiled then a link will be created to
  121 it from the name gprocmeter3.
  122 
  123 **** IMPORTANT ****
  124 
  125 
  126 Version 3.4g of ProcMeter3 released : Sun Sep 9 15:30:00 2007
  127 -------------------------------------------------------------
  128 
  129 Bug fixes:
  130  Quicker default update of the date displays (useful after suspending).
  131  Uptime now accurately shows system running time even after suspend.
  132  Fix ACPI battery discharge rates.
  133  Fix for crashes with stat-cpu outputs on multi-CPU machines.
  134  Change to use longer integer values for netdev outputs.
  135  Search other places for hardware sensors information.
  136 
  137 
  138 Version 3.4f of ProcMeter3 released : Fri Feb 16 09:45:00 2007
  139 --------------------------------------------------------------
  140 
  141 Bug fixes:
  142  The biff module re-reads the inbox if the size or timestamp change.
  143  The df module uses longer strings for reading from /proc/mounts.
  144 
  145 
  146 Version 3.4e of ProcMeter3 released : Sat Apr 29 16:00:00 2006
  147 --------------------------------------------------------------
  148 
  149 Bug fixes:
  150  Fix some spelling mistakes in the manual pages.
  151  Change the default scaling for the DiskUsage outputs to 5 grid lines of 20%.
  152  Fix some gcc-4.x compilation warnings.
  153  Fix some ACPI module bugs.
  154 
  155 New or changed modules:
  156  Add in the new CPU statistics (iowait, irq, softirq and steal).
  157  Add in a display of the CPU clock speed.
  158 
  159 
  160 Version 3.4d of ProcMeter3 released : Sat Apr 30 16:00:00 2005
  161 --------------------------------------------------------------
  162 
  163 Bug fixes:
  164  Updated ACPI support to handle kernel version 2.6.
  165  Added support for /dev/mapper in disk statistics.
  166  Change to using 64-bit variables from /proc/stat.
  167 
  168 
  169 Version 3.4c of ProcMeter3 released : Sun Sep 5 14:30:00 2004
  170 -------------------------------------------------------------
  171 
  172 Bug fixes:
  173  Make grid-max option work for GTK version.
  174  Handle kernel 2.6.x better for hardware sensors.
  175 
  176 
  177 Version 3.4b of ProcMeter3 released : Sun Apr 25 09:10:00 2004
  178 --------------------------------------------------------------
  179 
  180 New or changed modules:
  181  The stat-disk module can display individual disk partitions for kernel 2.6.x.
  182  The modules stat, stat-disk, sensors and meminfo now work with kernel 2.6.x.
  183  Handle different header line for hostap wireless driver.
  184 
  185 Bug fixes:
  186  Modules that didn't work with kernel 2.6.x now do (see above).
  187  Improved some module initialisation functions.
  188 
  189 
  190 **** IMPORTANT ****
  191 
  192 For kernel version 2.6.x the disk statistics are in /proc/diskstats and not
  193 /proc/stat.  All configuration references to Statistics.Disk need to be changed
  194 to Stat-Disk.Disk.
  195 
  196 Statistics.Disk -> Stat-Disk.Disk
  197 
  198 **** IMPORTANT ****
  199 
  200 
  201 Version 3.4a of ProcMeter3 released : Sat Jun 28 20:00:00 2003
  202 --------------------------------------------------------------
  203 
  204 New or changed modules:
  205  The stat-disk module allows specifying a list of extra devices in config file.
  206  The biff module does not change the access time of the mailbox.
  207 
  208 Bug fixes:
  209  The biff module does not change the access time of the mailbox file.
  210  The memory module handles more than 4 GB of memory.
  211  The stat-intr module does not crash when interrupt graphs are added.
  212  Installation using 'make install' does not overwrite existing procmeterrc file.
  213  Memory corruption problem fixed.
  214 
  215 
  216 Version 3.4 of ProcMeter3 released : Sun Jan 12 10:00:00 2003
  217 -------------------------------------------------------------
  218 
  219 New output format:
  220  Using the LCD driver daemon from http://lcdproc.omnipotent.net.
  221 
  222 New or changed modules:
  223  The length of the module names and output names has been increased.
  224  Virtual Memory statistics (for kernel V2.5, swap and page only).
  225  Added new DateTime outputs that show the time without the timezone.
  226  Changed the DateTime outputs to display the weekday in the current locale.
  227  Longer names allow to show DiskUsage outputs for mountpoints with long names.
  228  Fix the parsing of /proc/apm where the version number contains letters.
  229 
  230 Documentation changes:
  231  Added a new manual page for the modules (shared among all programs).
  232 
  233 Bug fixes:
  234  Doesn't crash if the --rc=... file doesn't exist.
  235  Use snprintf() in more places to avoid buffer overflow.
  236 
  237 
  238 **** IMPORTANT ****
  239 
  240 The name of the text only output version of the program is now procmeter3-log
  241 and not procmeter3-no-x like in the previous version.
  242 
  243 **** IMPORTANT ****
  244 
  245 The Linux kernel version 2.5.x has removed some information from /proc/stat and
  246 placed it into /proc/vmstat.  This means that procmeterrc files need to be
  247 updated for these kernel versions if displaying swap and page statistics.
  248 
  249 **** IMPORTANT ****
  250 
  251 The longer names mean that some of the procmeterrc entries need to be changed.
  252 
  253 ACPI.Thermal<n>_Stat -> ACPI.Thermal<n>_State
  254 ACPI.Batt<n>_ChrgTm  -> ACPI.Batt<n>_ChargeTime
  255 
  256 DiskUsage.DF_Used_/export -> DiskUsage.DF_Used_/export/name
  257 
  258 (In the case of DiskUsage.DF_Used_... and DiskUsage.DF_Free_... the first 16
  259  characters of the mount point are used and not just the first 7).
  260 
  261 **** IMPORTANT ****
  262 
  263 The new DateTime outputs for the current time don't contain the timezone by
  264 default.  To reproduce the behaviour of earlier versions make the following
  265 changes.
  266 
  267 DateTime.Time_HM  -> DateTime.Time_HM_TZ
  268 DateTime.Time_HMS -> DateTime.Time_HMS_TZ
  269 
  270 **** IMPORTANT ****
  271 
  272 
  273 Version 3.3b of ProcMeter3 released : Sat Aug 10 16:45:00 2002
  274 --------------------------------------------------------------
  275 
  276 New modules:
  277  Transmeta Crusoe longrun performance level (contributed by Joey Hess).
  278  Wireless network link quality and signal, noise levels (contrib by Joey Hess).
  279  Temperatures and battery status from the ACPI interface (contrib by Joey Hess).
  280 
  281 New output format:
  282  Text only output for logging to a file.
  283 
  284 New features:
  285  NFS mounts can appear in df outputs.
  286  12 hour clock option for data and time.
  287 
  288 Bug fixes:
  289  Fix for disk statistics kernel version detection.
  290 
  291 
  292 Version 3.3a of ProcMeter3 released : Sun May 27 08:45:00 2001
  293 --------------------------------------------------------------
  294 
  295 Bug fixes:
  296  Better handling of kernel version 2.4.x.
  297 
  298 
  299 Version 3.3 of ProcMeter3 released : Fri Jan 5 20:00:00 2001
  300 ------------------------------------------------------------
  301 
  302 Now compiles with GTK or Athena Widgets.
  303 
  304 GTK version is mostly working, not quite same configurability as Athena.
  305 
  306 
  307 Version 3.2b of ProcMeter3 released : Wed Dec 13 17:45:00 2000
  308 --------------------------------------------------------------
  309 
  310 Bug fixes:
  311  Handle kernel version 2.4.0 with changed format for /proc/stat.
  312 
  313 
  314 Version 3.2a of ProcMeter3 released : Sun Oct 22 16:30:00 2000
  315 --------------------------------------------------------------
  316 
  317 Bug fixes:
  318  Use a default font if the user specified one fails.  Handle kernel version
  319  2.4.0 with new format for /proc/stat.
  320 
  321 
  322 Version 3.2 of ProcMeter3 released : Sun Dec 12 14:15:00 1999
  323 -------------------------------------------------------------
  324 
  325 Bug fixes:
  326  Better handling of colour options.  Improve appearance with Xaw3d.  Don't
  327  change to the library directory when running.  The .procmeterrc file sections
  328  and parameter names are not case sensitive.  Better memory handling for
  329  unloading modules.
  330 
  331 Modules:
  332  Added more sensor directories to the lm78 sensors module.
  333  Fix the df module to remove mountpoints that can't be monitored.
  334 
  335 Configuration:
  336  Allow the label that is displayed for each output to be user configurable.
  337  Allow the update interval be specified globally in the resources section.
  338  Simplify the way that commands to run on the functions menu can be specified.
  339  Allow command line options to override the .procmeterrc options.
  340 
  341 Display:
  342  Add a delete option to the function menu.
  343  Add a third level of menus to select the output format.
  344  Add a new Widget type, a bar chart widget.
  345 
  346 
  347 Version 3.1c of ProcMeter3 released : Sun Aug 22 13:00:00 1999
  348 --------------------------------------------------------------
  349 
  350 Bug fixes:
  351  stat-cpu module SMP problems fixed.
  352 
  353 Outputs:
  354  Support for hardware sensors (lm78) patch from http://www.netroedge.com/~lm78/
  355 
  356 
  357 Version 3.1b of ProcMeter3 released : Sat Jun 19 17:30:00 1999
  358 --------------------------------------------------------------
  359 
  360 Bug fixes:
  361  Makefile fixes.
  362 
  363 Documentation
  364  Improved the two manual pages.
  365  Improve the output of 'procmeter3 -h' to show graph/text availability.
  366 
  367 
  368 Version 3.1a of ProcMeter3 released : Sun Apr 18 10:15:00 1999
  369 --------------------------------------------------------------
  370 
  371 Bug fixes:
  372  Stopped core dump when window is resized.  Network stats work properly with
  373  newer kernels.  Makefile fixes.
  374 
  375 
  376 Version 3.1 of ProcMeter3 released : Sat Mar 6 15:00:00 1999
  377 ------------------------------------------------------------
  378 
  379 Bug fixes:
  380  Works with kernel version 2.2.2 with extra long interrupts line.
  381 
  382 Procmeterrc file:
  383  Improve the information and examples in the default procmeterrc file.
  384  Rename the system default .procmeterrc file to procmeterrc.
  385  Allow the startup order of the outputs to be specified.
  386  Remove the startup-text and startup-graph options.
  387 
  388 Display:
  389  Add more information to the properties display window.
  390  Allow the output displays to be moved around while running.
  391 
  392 Configuration:
  393  Include the option to specify a program to run from the output menus.
  394  Allow the graph scale and maximum number of grid lines be user specifiable.
  395  Allow the update interval of the outputs to be user specifiable.
  396 
  397 Outputs:
  398  Add in the number of bytes per second on each network interface.
  399  Add new statistics for individual CPUs on SMP machines.
  400  Add new statistics for individual disks.
  401  Add new statistics for individual interrupts.
  402 
  403 
  404 Version 3.0a of ProcMeter3 released : Sat Oct 24 13:15:00 1998
  405 --------------------------------------------------------------
  406 
  407 Bug fixes:
  408  Logfile module starts without error message.  Fix graph units for meminfo
  409  module.  Truncate hostnames to the host part or 15 characters.  Move the graph
  410  labels to be left aligned to allow more room for units label.  Use command line
  411  and .procmeterrc startup options with inclusive OR and not exclusive OR.
  412 
  413 
  414 Version 3.0 of ProcMeter3 released : Fri Oct 09 15:10:00 1998
  415 -------------------------------------------------------------