HwInfo for Ubuntu ?

Martin

HWiNFO Author
Staff member
There are no plans for a Linux port for the near future. But sometimes I play with such an idea ;)
 

qon

Member
I am absolutely in favor of the idea to support Linux.
In particular what concerns hardware monitoring of consumer devices, linux is lacking behind significantly and tools like lm-sensors cannot compete.
So I am wondering what means "for the near future" - 3 years have passed.

I am also wondering how much effort would it be: To what extend is HwInfo relying on windows internals do query the readings?
I have the impression a large fraction is reverse engineered and queried directly but I could be wrong.
 

Martin

HWiNFO Author
Staff member
It would be really a lot of effort. Not just to port the huge amount of different hardware access methods (some of which are really strongly depending on Windows operating systems), but also the GUI. My humble estimation is about 1 year of heavy development, then a similar amount of time required for testing.
Not sure where your impression about reverse engineering comes from, but yes, you might be wrong.
 

galib20

New Member
Martin said:
It would be really a lot of effort. Not just to port the huge amount of different hardware access methods (some of which are really strongly depending on Windows operating systems), but also the GUI. My humble estimation is about 1 year of heavy development, then a similar amount of time required for testing.
Not sure where your impression about reverse engineering comes from, but yes, you might be wrong.
I installed sudo apt-get install hwinfo/or may be used repository; it is only running on terminal; is there a GUI for Linux?
 

Martin

HWiNFO Author
Staff member
galib20 said:
I installed sudo apt-get install hwinfo/or may be used repository; it is only running on terminal; is there a GUI for Linux?
That's not this HWiNFO, but something else.
 
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