Uhm, this is a pretty boring looking CPU monitor dockapp. It's not sexy, not
fast, and not really useful either. This is something I started back in 1998
and I guess I really haven't had time to play with it since then.
T. Sander <Torsten.Sander@tu-clausthal.de> sent me a couple fixes for the
display problems, so I got motivated to look at this mess and see what I can
do with it.
If you haven't used XosView, this might be a little puzzling for you. But
what you need to do is get XosView and run it for a few minutes and you'll
understand what this dockapp does.
The first bar shows CPU usage. Green color is the time spent in user mode,
yellow color is the time spent in user mode with low priority (nice), and
red color is the time spent in system mode. The black color indicates the
The second bar shows Memory usage. Blue color is the memory used for
processes, orange color is for buffers and red color is for cached memory.
Black color is the amount of free memory. Only physical (RAM) memory is
listed, currently wmcpu cannot display info about swap memory.
The third bar shows the load average, i.e. the number of jobs in the run
queue averaged over 1 minute. This info can be displayed as a bar or as
The last bar shows the system uptime (how long the system has been running,
in days, hours and minutes).