I have started working on the addition of the sensors directly in the top bar of the desktop. It should work with any desktop environment supporting Ubuntu Application Indicator. It is still work on progress but you can already give it a try by compiling the dev branch of psensor or use the daily package build (ppa:jfi/psensor-daily-trunk).
In the sensors preferences, toggle ‘Display sensor in the label’. It also works for the CPU load or fan.
psensor v0.8.0.5 is now available in the PPA ppa:jfi/ppa for Trusty. I also updated packages for Saucy and Precise. Compared to the 0.8.0.3 release, it adds alert scripts, reordering of the list of sensors, improved translations and fixes several bugs.
Note that the 0.8.0.3 release is also the one which will be in the default Ubuntu repositories for Trusty because it is too late to update (package freeze).
Here is how to use it:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jfi/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install psensor
The source repository of psensor is now git instead of SVN:
The version 0.8.0.5 of psensor has been released.
It improves the translations (Dutch has been added) and fixes few bugs, see NEWS.
The source tarball can be downloaded at: http://wpitchoune.net/psensor/files.
I discovered 2 issues on Ubuntu Trusty today.
- Psensor cannot be compiled due to the deprecation of GtkAction. For sanity, build is failing on errors. It can be workarounded by removing the -Werror in src/Makefile.am.
Both bugs have been fixed on the dev branch that can be retrieved from http://wpithchoune.net/svnpub/psensor/trunk. It will be part of the version 0.8.0.5 which should be released soon. Until then, Ubuntu Trusty users can get packages from https://launchpad.net/~jfi/+archive/psensor-daily-trunk/+sourcepub/4069853/+listing-archive-extra or PPA: ppa:jfi/psensor-daily-trunk. It also includes some translation improvements and fixes.
Actually, when used on Ubuntu Unity, the settings dialogs of Psensor will freeze the application as soon as the buttons OK or Cancel are clicked
This is due to the Unity bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity-gtk-module/+bug/1258669.
Until it is fixed, you can use the following workarounds:
- Right click on the graphic canvas of Psensor to open the preferences dialogs
- Turn off the global menu for Psensor by running it with the command line:
env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= psensor.
Psensor v0.8.0.4 has been released, it introduces:
- the capability to call a custom program or script when an alarm is raised.
- the possibility to change manually the ordering of the list of sensors.
Translations have been improved thanks to few contributors and few bugs fixed.
The source archive can be downloaded from http://wpitchoune.net/psensor/files.
If you are using the Fahrenheit displaying of the temperature, it is recommended to use at least the 0.7.0.5 release. The earlier releases contain several Fahrenheit bugs which have been fixed.
Ubuntu or derivates users can use the PPA: ppa:jfi/ppa to install the last stable release.
Psensor version 0.8.0.3 has been released.
This minor release fixes a compilation issue with recent version of the GTK library.
A new package has been uploaded to the Debian unstable repository, see http://packages.qa.debian.org/p/psensor.html.
Psensor version 0.8.0.2 has been released.
This is a minor release updating some translations and adding support of the new json library.
The source archive can be downloaded at: http://wpitchoune.net/psensor/files/psensor-0.8.0.2.tar.gz.