new release of indicator-sysmonitor – v0.7


Another quick update.  Indicator-Sysmonitor has had a couple of new sensors added together with some fixes to the existing CPU sensor.

Workspace 1_079

For the uninitiated, Indicator-Sysmonitor is an App indicator that allows you to select and view a whole range of sensor based information.

  • memory

  • network speed,

  • cpu usage

  • file system space usage

  • swap space usage

  • battery usage

Added to this release are two new sensors:

  • upordown: this displays a smiley or unhappy face depending if the sensor detects your internet connection is up-or-down

  • publicip: this prints your public facing IP address – useful where you need to understand what your current internet IP address that the outside world sees.

The existing CPU sensor has had an important bug-fix allowing you to see the average CPU percentage usage “{cpu}” together now with the ability to see individual core usage {cpu0}, {cpu1} etc.

Don’t forget, indicator-sysmonitor can also display the output of your own scripts – bash or otherwise. For example; One question I recently answered on the projects GitHub project tracker stated that they use “notify-send” to send a visual notification to the screen via a bash script when the displayed app-indicator value hits a certain value.

One question I couldn’t answer … how do you use indicator-sysmonitor on the lockscreen & the main login greeter. If anyone knows, please let me know 🙂

I use this on Gnome-Shell + AppIndicator extension.  Obviously you can use this on Unity together with any other desktop environment that supports application-indicators.

As always – happy to receive any contributions – new sensors etc.  Just visit the project web-page.

Installation:

On Ubuntu and derivatives – manual installation

sudo apt-get install python3-psutil, curl git
git clone https://github.com/fossfreedom/indicator-sysmonitor.git
cd indicator-sysmonitor
sudo make install
nohup indicator-sysmonitor &

To remove:

cd indicator-sysmonitor
sudo make uninstall

To install via PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/indicator-sysmonitor
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-sysmonitor

Search in the dash for "indicator-sysmonitor" to run
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Ubuntu application indicator – indicator-sysmonitor v0.5 release


Today, I’m pleased to announce a new version of indicator-sysmonitor.

edit – obvious typo in the headline version number 🙂

For the uninitiated…

Sysmonitor Indicator is an Ubuntu AppIndicator that can display the CPU, memory, swap, filesystem and network usage as values on the panel.

Furthermore, the AppIndicator comes with a very interesting feature: it can display the output of your own custom commands / bash scripts on the panel.

webupd8 reported about the older version back in May – the wonderful aka Andrew gave a great write-up and I’ve tested this new version with the examples he gave.

This one I particularly liked – a custom script to show if your internet connection is up or down – a happy or sad face:

Click the link above how to use etc.


 

This release has been updated to both GTK3 & Python3 – which in non-tech speak means that it uses the latest stable underpinnings rather than the old deprecated stuff that no-one maintains anymore.

I’ve taken the opportunity to further iron-out the more rough edges of the indicator since I took on the challenge when porting the original Ubuntu 12.10 version.

Bug-fixes:

  • Test button now displays error messages when incorrect sensor syntax is used
    – Various english typos corrected
    – fix various crash reports when incorrect sensor syntax is used

This release is for 14.04 and 14.10 users.

As always I’m always interested in any developers contributing to the project – fork and push on my GitHub project page.

Similar bug-reports via the issues section on the project page – not via comments here please.

 


Installation on Ubuntu and derivatives – manual installation

sudo apt-get install python3-psutil git
git clone https://github.com/fossfreedom/indicator-sysmonitor.git
cd indicator-sysmonitor
sudo make install
nohup indicator-sysmonitor &

To remove:

cd indicator-sysmonitor
sudo make clean

To install via PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fossfreedom/indicator-sysmonitor
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-sysmonitor

Search in the dash for “indicator-sysmonitor” to run