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  • #16
    Originally posted by Xake View Post
    Well, according to git.moblin.org the only changes this year is "l10n" (mostly spanish). Also is there any plan to roll out a 1.12 tag/tarball?

    [ahkok@localhost powertop]$ git diff v1.11.. | diffstat -p1 | grep -v po\/
    .gitignore | 2
    Makefile | 16 -
    ahci-alpm.c | 266 +++++++++++++++++
    alsa-power.c | 202 +++++++++++++
    bluetooth.c | 6
    config.c | 5
    cpufreq.c | 2
    cpufreqstats.c | 17 +
    display.c | 17 -
    dmesg.c | 63 ++++
    misctips.c | 91 ++---
    perf.c | 273 +++++++++++++++++
    perf_event.h | 863 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++
    powertop.1 | 38 --
    powertop.8 | 38 ++
    powertop.c | 212 ++++++++++---
    powertop.h | 28 +
    process.c | 4
    sata.c | 7
    suggestions.c | 6
    urbnum.c | 12
    usb.c | 39 +-
    wifi-new.c | 205 +++++++++++++
    41 files changed, 6838 insertions(+), 2562 deletions(-)


    yeah, it's time I do a new release

    /auke

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    • #17
      Magic carpet

      The only thing I really use powertop for is to determine which things are causing the most wakeups. Once determined I quit or disable these things when I run on battery power. You also learn quite a few interesting things about your software. E.g., I notice that Amarok causes a huge amount of wakeups when paused but not when stopped--go figure! So on battery I now always make sure to stop songs rather than pause them. I've also noticed that disabling the selection scanner of mdic causes fewer wakeups, so I do this too just before going on battery. In the end, I'm able to squeeze out as much battery life on my Kubuntu install as I can on my Windows install.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by molecule-eye View Post
        I notice that Amarok causes a huge amount of wakeups when paused but not when stopped--go figure!
        Did you log a bug for this?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Craig73 View Post
          Did you log a bug for this?
          I didn't, but someone else had: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=235165

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