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Laptop Mode Tools 1.66

I am pleased to announce the release of Laptop Mode Tools at version 1.66.

This release fixes an important bug in the way Laptop Mode Tools is invoked. Users, now when disable it in the config file, the tool will be disabled. Thanks to bendlas@github for narrowing it down. The GUI configuration tool has been improved, thanks to Juan. And there is a new power saving module for users with ATI Radeon cards. Thanks to M. Ziebell for submitting the patch.

Laptop Mode Tools development can be tracked @ GitHub

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apt-offline 1.5

I am very pleased to announce the release of apt-offline, version 1.5.

In version 1.4, the offline bug report functionality had to be dropped. In version 1.5, it is back again. apt-offline now uses the new Debian native BTS library. Thanks to its developers, this library is much more slim and neat. The only catch is that it depends on the SOAPpy library which currently is not stock in Python. If you run apt-offline of Debian, you may not have to worry as I will add a Recommends on that package. For users using it on Microsoft Windows, please ensure that you have the SOAPpy library installed. It is available on pypi.

The old bundled magic library has been replaced with the version of python magic library that Debian ships. This library is derived from the file package and is portable on almost all Unixes. For Debian users, there will be a Recommends on it too.

There were also a bunch of old, outstanding, and annoying bugs that have been fixed in this release. For a full list of changes, please refer to the git logs.

With this release, apt-offline should be in good shape for the Jessie release.

apt-offline is available on Alioth @ https://alioth.debian.org/projects/apt-offline/

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apt-offline 1.4

apt-offline 1.4 has been released [1]. This is a minor bug fix release. In fact, one feature, offline bug reports (--bug-reports),  has been dropped for now.

The Debian BTS interface seems to have changed over time and the older debianbts.py module (that used the CGI interface) does not seem to work anymore. The current debbugs.py module seems to have switched to the SOAP interface.

There are a lot of changes going on personally, I just haven't had the time to spend. If anyone would like to help, please reach out to me. We need to use the new debbugs.py module. And it should be cross-platform.

Also, thanks to Hans-Christoph Steiner for providing the bash completion script.

[1] https://alioth.debian.org/projects/apt-offline/

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Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is a computer network technology that encapsulates Fibre Channel frames over Ethernet networks. This allows Fibre Channel to use 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks (or higher speeds) while preserving the Fibre Channel protocol. The specification was part of the International Committee for Information Technology Standards T11 FC-BB-5 standard published in 2009 (As descripted on Wikipedia)

I just orphaned the FCoE packages for Debian. I don't really have the time and enthusiasm to maintain FCoE any more. The packages may not be in top notch shape, but FCoE as a technology, itself did not see many takers. The popcon stats are low.

In case anyone is interested to takeover the maintenance, there is a pkg-fcoe group on alioth. There are 4 packages that build the stack: lldpad, libhbaapi, libhbalinux and fcoe-utils.

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Laptop Mode Tools 1.65

I am very pleased to announce the release of Laptop Mode Tools, at version 1.65

This release took a toll given things have been changing for me, both personally and professionally. 1.64 was released on September 1st, 2013. So it was a full 9 month period, of which a good 2-3 months were procrastination. That said, this release has some pretty good bug fixes and I urge all distribution packagers to push it to their repositories soon. While I'd thank all contributors who have helped make this release, a special thank you to Stefan Huber. Stefan found/fixed many issues, did the messy code clean up etc.. Thank you.

Worthy changes are mentioned below. For full details, please refer to the git commit logs.

1.65 - Wed Jun 18 19:22:35 IST 2014
    * fix grep error on missing $device/uevent
    * ethernet: replace sysfs/enabled by 'ip link down'
    * wireless-iwl-power: sysfs attr enbable -> enabled
    * wireless-iwl-power: Add iwlwifi support
    * Use Runtime Power Managemet Framework is more robust now. Deprecates module
      usb-autosuspend

    * Fix multiple hibernate issue
    * When resuming, run LMT in force initialization mode
    * Add module for Intel PState driver
    * GUI: Implement suspend/hibernate interface


 

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