Replacing kio_sysinfo with kinfocenter
Posted January 19, 2013on:
From openSUSE 12.3 on and currently already for the RC packages of KDE SC 4.10, kio_sysinfo will be replaced by kinfocenter. The icon for kinfocenter is still missing in the Kickoff > Computer tab but will be added soon. Until then you can start kinfocenter from the normal Kickoff menu.
The main reason for the replacement is that kio_sysinfo is basically unmaintained and hence bugs do not get fixed.
If you were using kio_sysinfo, please check whether kinfocenter provides all the info and functionality you used with kio_sysinfo. If not, post your suggestions here or to the opensuse-kde mailinglist.
Missing information from kinfocenter’s summary I noticed so far:
- free hard disk space for each partition
- current CPU frequency
Most info is available, even in more detail than kio_sysinfo did show it, yet not as part of the summary. E.g. graphics info, memory stats etc.