There have been many changes to pm-utils since the release of 0.99.4.
Major changes include:
* All the scripts that make up pm-utils have been rewritten to conform
to POSIX and the Single Unix Specification. Any remaining bashisms
or GNUisms are bugs. If you encounter a script that is not POSIX
and SuS compliant, please file a bug against pm-utils at bugs.freedesktop.org
* There have been several changes to the way hooks are detected and
invoked. If you have a custom-written hook that breaks upon
installation of this package, you may have to perform some minor
fixups to make it work again. All the hooks that are supplied with
pm-utils have been updated to take full advantage of these changes,
so use them as examples. For more detailed information, see
* pm-utils now has a modular sleep backend. There are currently
plugins for the default kernel sleep methods, the uswsusp tools
(s2ram/s2disk/s2both), and rudimentary support for tuxonice. You can
switch between the sleep modules by setting the SLEEP_MODULE
environment variable to the desired sleep module. If you want to
write a sleep module, see pm/HOWTO.modules.
* pm-utils has a greatly expanded set of debugging features:
- If the environment variable PM_DEBUG is set to true, pm-suspend.log
will contain a full trace of all the actions taken by pm-utils.
- The HOOK_BLACKLIST environment variable allows you to disable a
hook without having to modify it.
- The ADD_PARAMETERS and DROP_PARAMETERS environment variables allow
you to modify the parameters passed by calling programs (such as HAL).
- More complete logging, including logging the commandline
parameters, which hooks ran and did not run (and the reasons why),
and logging the status codes of executed hooks.
* pm-utils has pkg-config support. This makes it much easier for
other programs to rely on pm-utils for all their suspend/resume
quirk handling needs.
In addition to these major changes, there have been a whole slew of
minor changes and bugfixes. Most of the pm-utils related bugs that
the distributions have encountered have been fixed in this
release. Please see the ChangeLog for more details.
There have also been major changes in the pm-utils project:
* Richard Hughes assumed maintainership of the project after a long
period of inactivity by Peter Jones. Richard then transitioned the
project from using CVS to using git as the version control system,
and opened the floor to several new contributors.
* Victor Lowther rewrote all the scripts to be POSIX compliant, added
the modular sleep backends, added the new debugging features, and
did lots of code cleanups and bug fixes. If you find a bug, it is
probably his fault. Since he now maintains pm-utils, he is in a great
position to fix it.
* Michael Biebl improved the PMU support and caught most of the bugs
that Victor did not catch.
* Till Maas improved the locking code through clever use of noclobber.
* Dan Nicholson cleaned up our use of autotools, and added pkg-config
* pm-utils now uses git as it source-control repository. You can
browse the code at http://cgit.freedesktop.org/pm-utils/