XRG 1.1u review

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XRG is an open source system monitor for Mac OS X.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 1756K
Developer: Gaucho Software
Price: $0.00
Updated: 03 Aug 2006
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XRG is an open source system monitor for Mac OS X. XRG allows you to monitor CPU activity, memory usage, battery status, machine temperature, network activity, disk I/O, current weather, and stock market data. The goal of XRG is to be a functional system monitor that has a clean and flexible interface, so it doesn't intrude on the rest of your Mac experience. XRG is designed to take as little CPU time as possible while still showing detailed graphs on system usage. To give you an idea of XRG's overhead, it uses 3-5% of the CPU on a 667 Mhz G4, and 1-5% of the CPU on a Dual 1.25 Ghz G4.

What's New:
Fixed bug with font not getting selected when opening the font panel. (Code from Nils Hjelte).
Fixed bug in weather contextual menu where temperature would show up as 1F while temperature units are set to Celsuis. (Code from Tor Sigurdsson)
Fixed bug with changing window orientation from horizontal to vertical when the window is very large.
Condensed the minimum graph width for the Disk, Network, and Weather graphs.
Added Update Weather Graph Now option in the weather contextual menu.
Added Update Stock Graph Now option in the stock contextual menu.
Buffered the change in the fast CPU graph so it's less jumpy.
Fixed a bug in the temperature graph where the last sensor wouldn't be displayed if selected as a graph.
Fixed a bug in the temperature preferences to cover the case if the number of sensors changes and a setting was out of range.
Made the temperature graph labels a little better at resizing.
Added fan sensor support to the temperature graph.
New Icon. (Created by Laurent Baumann)
Cut the amount of drawing time for the temperature graph in half.
Added support for Powerbook G4 exhaust fans.
Added support for iMac G5 temperature/fan sensors.
Added support for PWM G5 sensors.
Added warning dialog before enabling fan sensors.
Fixed a font bug. Set the font height based on the entire alphabet of a font and not just a single letter.
Made version checking more robust.
Fixed a bug in the temperature module where sensors wouldn't be disabled properly if they went away (as the exhaust fans in Powerbooks do).
Added compatibility for Tiger.
Fixed bug in battery graph caused by the amperage being retrieved changing in later versions of Panther. Amperage bar graph now works again.

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