The LCDproc project released version 0.5.0 after nearly2 years. Changes include (from Changelog):
+ dynamic loading of driver modules
* New API in use
+ LCDd will use fill-in functions for drivers that don't support a certain
function. Available for: vbar, hbar, bignum, heartbeat, icon, cursor.
* Server internal functions cleaned up, moved to other files etc.
* Menu system rewritten
+ Client-supplied menus are now supported
* Key support improved: now keys are strings, not just single letters
+ Reloading of configuration and drivers by sending a SIGHUP.
Probably needs improvement ;)
* HD44780 output register support on winamp wiring
* Reporting levels are now used more consistently
+ lcdexec client added
* Display update frequency is now exactly 8Hz.
Key scan frequency increased to 32Hz.
* Priority scheme changed. Priority classes are now used, that indicate what
kind of a screen we're dealing with. More useful for interactive clients.
+ better support for operating systems other than Linux: *BSD, Darwin
+ menu support for lcdproc client (configure option)
+ Added CFontz633 driver for CrytalFontz CFA633
+ Added CFontzPacket driver fro CrystalFontz CFA-633, CFA-631, CFA-635
+ Added glcdlib meta-driver for all LCDs supported by graphlcd-base
+ Added icp_a106 driver for A106 alarm/LCD boards in 19" racks by ICP
+ Added imon driver for iMON IR/VFD Modules from Silverstone, Uneed, ...
+ Added IOWarrior driver for IOWarrior USB controllers
+ Added lcterm driver for serial LCD terminal from Neumark Elektronik
+ Added ms6931 driver for MSI-6931 displays in 1U rack servers by MSI
+ Added mtc_s16209x driver for MTC-S16209x by Microtips Technology Inc
+ Added NoritakeVFD driver for Noritake VFD Device CU20045SCPB-T28A
+ Added pyramid driver for Pyramid LC-Displays
+ Added serialVFD driver for NEC FIPC8367 based serial VFDs
+ Added tyan driver for LCDs in Tyan Barebone GS series
+ Added ula200 driver for the USB board ULA-200 from ELV
+ Added xosd driver for On Screen Display on X
+ Added HD44780 subdriver bwctusb for USB-to-LCD converters from BWCT
+ Added HD44780 subdriver lcdserializer for an serial-LCD converter
+ Added HD44780 subdriver i2c to conned LCDs using the I2C bus
+ Added HD44780 subdriver lis2 for the LIS2 serial-to-USB converter
With submitting this ipdate I also want to take maintainership of this port as my ongoing conribution to the LCDproc project.
Committed, with minor changes. Thanks!