Xbattbar - show battery status in X Window


Xbattbar shows the current (laptop) battery status in the X window environment. Battery status is obtained through the APM kernel module. The battery indicator of this program is very simple: a simple bar in the top/bottom of your display. With its color, it indicates the AC-line status (plugged in or off-line), and buttery charging/remaining level. Also, in the case the mouse cursor enters to the indicator window, the popup diagnosis window comes up in the center of your display, and then, it shows the current AC line status and battery level in the popup window. This program is very small but fancy.

In the current version (release 1.4.2), xbattbar supports APM in:

Download the current version. (xbattbar_1.4.2.tar.gz, 14KB)

Screeshot. [1024x768,156kb] (You can see battery indicator as a bright green bar in the top of the display.)

Please send me your comments, suggestions, and bug reports if exists.
E-mail: suguru@is.aist-nara.ac.jp


Developers:
Suguru Yamaguchi (NAIST) for core development and package releasing,
Susumu Sano (NEC) for porting this program to FreeBSD 2.x,
Akira Kato (Univ. of Tokyo) for enhancing its functions,
Noriyuki Shigechika (Keio Univ.) for enhancing its functions,
Hiroshi Ura (IBM) for NetBSD porting,
Yuji Sekiya (Keio Univ.) for Linux porting.
I would like to say thank you to many users making feedback of this program.
Last Updated: Febraury 1st, 2000