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authorLibravatarUnit 193 <unit193@ubuntu.com>2018-07-16 21:12:17 -0400
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+Version: 3.0.18
+Patch Version: 00
+Script Date: 2018-07-16
+New version, new man. Fixes, a few changes, enhancements.
+1. Removed /dev/zram type data from swap partitions, since that's ram, it's
+not a partition, obviously.
+2. More alternate IPMI syntax found, that's clearly going to take a while to have
+most syntaxes handled.
+3. Small lm-sensors adjustment, fringe cases might scramble up hwmon and gpu
+temps, this is now handled.
+1. Added disk vendors, udinfo.
+2. Exciting! New Architecture: MIPS! First datasets, confirmed working. This led to
+more abstracting of the previously ARM specific logic to be for SOC in general.
+3. Related to 2, added in fallback busybox cases for partition data without fs.
+4. Added window managers, xmonad, ratpoison, 9dm, gala (for Pantheon), notion,
+5. Added Pantheon desktop detection. Note, unable to find a way to get version
+6. IMPI sensors: added in psu fans, dimm temp.
+7. New -Cxxx option: cpu boost (aka turbo), state enabled / disabled, only shows
+if system has that option.
+1. Made toolkit for -S be -xx instead of -x, only Trinity/KDE and XFCE have that
+-- Harald Hope - Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:31:30 -0700
+Version: 3.0.17
+Patch Version: 00
+Script Date: 2018-07-12
+New version, new man. Changes, bug fixes, enhancements! Don't delay!
+1. A real bug, the detection for true path of /dev/root had a mistake in it and
+would only have worked in half the cases. This was an easy fix, but a significant
+one since it also would lead to the actual root / partition showing in Unmounted.
+2. Related to the item Fixes-2, if two USB networking devices were attached,
+the second one's bus and chip ID would go on the wrong line of data if -n or -i
+option were used. Since that would be the line belonging to the previous device,
+that obviously was weird and wrong.
+3. NEW: latest kernel can show hwmon data in sensors, for example from wifi chip.
+This broke CPU temp detection and showed way too high cpu temp, so this fix is
+fairly important since new kernels may have this new sensors hwmon syntax.
+4. Sensors: IPMI alternate syntax found, also case with no data in expected columns,
+just N/A, so now the ipmi sensor logic skips all lines with non numeric values in
+the values column. This is what it should have done all along, it was trusting
+that values would always exist for the field names it looks for.
+1. ARM networking fix. ARM devices like rasberry pi that use usb bus for networking
+showed the no data message even though usb networking was right below it. This is
+corrected, and now that only shows if both main and usb networking failed for ARM.
+2. Big repo fix: while testing distro and Trinity live cds, I discovered that apt is
+sometimes used with rpms, which made PCLinuxOS and ALT-Linux Repos item show the
+apt files but no data since the pattern was looking for start with deb. Added rpm
+to pattern, so all distros that use apt running rpms should now 'just work'.
+3. Fixed more distro id things, PCLinuxOS should now show its full distro string.
+4. Debugger: Filtered out more blocks of /proc, that data is bloated and messy, found
+another case where it collected a vast amount of junk system data from zfs in that
+case, just blocked the entire range. I had no idea /proc had so much junk data in it!
+5. As noted above, IPMI, yet another alternate syntax for field names. My hope that
+IPMI software and sensors will be more logical and consistent than lm-sensors output
+is proving to be merely wishful thinking, I think now out of 3 datasets I've gotten,
+I've seen 3 variants for syntax, not to mention the ipmi-tool vs ipmi-sensors
+differences. So IPMI will be like all sensors stuff, a work in progress, to
+be updated with every newly discovered alternate syntax and data set.
+1. Disk vendors, added some, improved pattern detections for others. This feature
+is getting better all the time. Thanks linuxlite hw db, easy to scan for missing
+vendors in their inxi data.
+2. Added more wm, budgie-wm, mwm, variants of kwin and Trinity's Twin, several others,
+more refactoring of core wm/desktop code.
+3. Added gpu ram and reworked memory logic for rasberry pi, which is the only SBC
+I am aware of that uses that tool. Now reports the actual total, and also gpu: for
+ram data, so you can tell that the gpu is using part of the total. Again, this comes
+from issue #153. Also added that info to man page for -I part.
+4. Added more ARM and PCI cleaners for neater and more concise ARM/PCI output.
+5. Added Trinity support to Desktop section, this had at least two different detection
+methods, but since the first just shows KDE original data, only the second one proved
+to be Trinity specific. Happily, the full data is available, toolkit, desktop version,
+and wm (Twin).
+6. New -G,-A,-R -xxx feature: vendor:. Note that vendor data is very bloated and
+messy so it's trimmed down substantially, using a series of filters and rules, and
+thus it can contain the following: the actual vendor, like Dell, nothing, the
+motherboard vendor/product for board based PCI items, or a complete vendor/product
+string if it's unique. I couldn't think of a clean field name that meant:
+vendor OR vendor + basic product info OR motherboard + board version OR full
+product name, including vendor, so in the end, I just used vendor: but it's not
+quite the right term, but nothing else seemed to work better. Testers responded
+very enthusiastically about this feature so I guess the vendor: feature is ok.
+1. Biggest change: Drives: HDD: total: the HDD: is now changed to: Local Storage:
+This was part of issue #153 and is a good suggestion because HDD generally was used to
+refer to hard disks, spinning, but with nvme, m.2, ssd, mmc, etc, that term is a bit
+dated. 'Local' is because inxi does not include detected remote storage in the totals.
+2. The recent --wm option which forced ps as data source for window manager detection
+has been reversed, now --wm forces wmctrl and ps aux is preferred. Still falls back
+to wmctrl in case the ps test is null, this is better because I have to add the wm
+data manually for each one, whereas wmctrl has an unknown set and probably variable
+set of wm. Note that I reversed this because I saw several cases where wmctrl was
+wrong, and reported a generic source wm instead of the real one. Since most users are
+not going to even be aware of the wm: feature as enhanced with --wm switch, this
+should have no impact on users in general. Since the detected wm name needs to be
+known and handled to get assigned to wm: and wm version data, I think it will work
+better to have the known variants match with the wm data values, then just fallback to
+unknown ones that can get filled in over time as we find wm that people actually
+use and that you can get version info on and detect.
+3. Moved help menu debugging options to bottom of help, which makes the option set
+more logical as you go down the list:
+Output Control Options:
+Additional Options:
+Advanced Options:
+Debugging Options:
+1. Got rid of tests for GTK compiled with version for many desktops, that test
+was always wrong because it did not have any necessary relation to the actual
+gtk version the desktop was built out of, and it also almost always returned no
+data. Since this is an expensive and slow test, and is always going to be wrong
+or empty anyway, I've removed it. My tests showed it taking about 300ms or so
+to generate no data, heh. That's the tk: feature in -S.
+Note I also found that gnome-shell takes an absurdly long time to give --version
+info, the slowest of all such things, 300ms again, just to show version? Someone
+should fix that, there's no possible reason why it should take 300 milliseconds
+to give a simple version string. Note that this returns tk: to only returning
+real data, which in this case means only xfce, kde, and trinity, which are the
+only desktops that actually report their toolkit data. I'll probably remove
+that code in the future unless I can think of some real use for gtk version
+elsewhere, but it's just junk data which doesn't even work.
+In the future, I will not try to emulate or guess at desktop toolkits, either they
+show the data in a direct form like XFCE or Trinity or KDE do, or I won't waste
+resources and execution time making bad guesses using inefficient code and logic.
+QT desktops like LXQt I'm leaving in because I believe those will tend to track
+more closely the QT version on the system, and the tests for QT version aren't
+huge ugly hacks the way they are for GTK, so they aren't as slow or intrusive, but
+those may also get removed since they almost never work either. But they are also
+slowing down the -Sx process so maybe they should be removed as well, I'll think
+about it. Since they only are used on LXQt and razer-qt, it probably isn't a big
+deal overall.
+-- Harald Hope - Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:44:34 -0700
+Version: 3.0.16
+Patch Version: 00
+Script Date: 2018-07-08
+New version, new man. Several bug fixes, enhancements, options.
+1. In some cases, -S Desktop showed xfce when it wasn't xfce. This should be largely
+corrected now.
+2. Big bug: using lxqt-about for lxqt --version, now opens a dialog box, gui,
+so removed that, and now checking lxqt-session for version info instead.
+1. Now calling hitachi hgst drives vendor: HGST (Hitachi) to differentiate between
+regular Hitachi and HGST hitachi. Added a few more disk vendors.
+2. Distro base and core: added linuxlite, elementary. Some distros use:
+/etc/upstream-release/lsb-release so testing for that and os-release now too.
+3. Extended qt detections, may catch a few stray ones now in non kde qt
+4. Complete refactor of desktop, desktop info, wm, and -G compositor, now much
+easier to extend each feature and add detections, move order around, etc.
+Also moved wm to -Sxx now that I use fallback ps aux tests, which were themselves
+also totally refactored and optimized. Fixed WindowMaker id, which is made more
+annoying because they are the only upper/lower case program name, but in at least
+debian, the actual program name is wmaker internally.
+Also tightened in particular gnome-shell, which was failing to show due to too
+restrictive filtering of desktop/vm repeats. Most wm do not contain the desktop
+name in the string, gnome-shell does, only one I'm aware of.
+5. Removed N/A from wmctrl output, which just means null, which is what we want.
+6. Removed gnome-shell from info: since it will now appear in wm: if found. Added
+a few -panel items to info:
+1. Showing type: network bridge for -N when it's type 0680, which is an odd pci
+type, generally it's a network bridge, but I figured it's best to show that
+explicitly to avoid confusion. This extends the 'type:' from just USB.
+2. Added more window managers to wm, matchbox, flwm, fvwm2 (used to just use fvwm,
+this was wrong, it's its own thing), a few others.
+3. Added a few more compositors to -Gxx. kwin_x11 should be the most noticeable,
+but added some more obscure ones too. This feature requires more work.
+4. Extended ARM syntax to support a new one, path to /sys/device... has an extra
+/soc/ in it, that is now handled, all are tested for. Confirmed working. Note that
+ARM has to be confirmed fixed on a device by device basis, since there are key
+syntax differences in the paths, but it will get easier the more variants that are
+discovered. Added another trimmer to cut off \x00|01|02|03 special non printing
+characters which show as weird jibbberish in output, for model/serial number.
+5. Refactored wm, info, desktop, compositor, now all use @ps_gui, which is all that
+is tested against, not the entire ps_cmd array. This drops the possible tests down
+massively since the only things in ps_gui will be the actual stuff found that matches
+all the patterns required for that system, not all ps items. Added marco, muffin
+fixes. Was showing wm: Metacity (Marco) that is not correct, now shows marco, which
+then allows to get version too.
+5. -Sxxx now shows wm: version as well, which can be of use now and then.
+6. --wm added to trip force using of ps data for wm, this can be useful because
+I don't know all variants of wmctrl output, so that makes it easier to test.
+7. Added finally support for --debug 3, which now shows timers, functions, and args
+printed to screen.
+8. Added qmake --version to fallback qt detection.
+-- Harald Hope - Sun, 08 Jul 2018 15:57:58 -0700
Version: 3.0.15
Patch Version: 00
Script Date: 2018-07-03