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request to upgrade xfce4-battery-plugin

#1 Post by wuf31 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:44 am

Greetings,

I am currently running the latest version of MX17.1
I'm noticing high cpu and memory usage from the battery applet.
Some search on google, lead me to https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12975
Could you please upgrade to v1.1.1, which is available here: http://archive.xfce.org/src/panel-plugi ... lugin/1.1/

Thanks,

wuf31

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Re: request to upgrade xfce4-battery-plugin

#2 Post by timkb4cq » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:09 pm

It's already in debian Buster so it should be easy. I'll look into it.
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Re: request to upgrade xfce4-battery-plugin

#3 Post by timkb4cq » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:01 pm

xfce4-battery-plugin 1.1.1 is now available in the MX-17 Test repo.
Let's get some feedback so (assuming it does work correctly) we can push this fix to main.
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Re: request to upgrade xfce4-battery-plugin

#4 Post by wuf31 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:12 am

Thank you for the swift reply.

Already installed the upgraded version.
Will try it first for a few days, and report back later.

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Re: request to upgrade xfce4-battery-plugin

#5 Post by wuf31 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:37 pm

the cpu usage is normal, memory is much better.
But the battery display is not accurate. My battery charge indicator should be 79%, but the applet display 50%.
After a while it update to 79% though.

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Re: request to upgrade xfce4-battery-plugin

#6 Post by Stevo » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:14 pm

Did the previous version display the same slow update?

Maybe this new version uses less CPU by updating less often...though it updates my battery status pretty much realtime on mine, so that's not very likely.

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Re: request to upgrade xfce4-battery-plugin

#7 Post by timkb4cq » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:23 pm

The slow updating in this version was indeed brought up in the thread where the devs discussed the fix for the cpu/memory usage problem (which was not caused by updating too often). The change that caused this was introduced about the same time as the fix.
It's a known issue upstream, although it wasn't clear whether they were going to address it.
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