[SDL] A system monitoring daemon
nico at tekNico.net
Tue Aug 15 04:46:22 PDT 2006
Hi everybody, and thanks for a great library (I use it via the Pygame
I would like to write a daemon that monitors many different kinds of system
events, and uses those to build a representation of what goes on in the
system. (I'm actually more interested in an audio representation than a
visual one, but that's beside the point.)
Such a daemon should at the very least receive all user-generated events:
keys, mouse, joystick, touchscreen, audio input. It should also monitor the
main system parameters, like CPU usage, memory, block devices, network
traffic and so on.
SDL would be very handy for receiving the user-generated events: alas, the
daemon would need to always get them, without having a user interface and
being in focus. Is there a way to use SDL in such a fashion?
Also, what are the standard techniques to get the system-generated events?
I suspect that it would be difficult to write a portable daemon: I am
mainly interested in the Linux platform anyway.
Nicola Larosa - http://www.tekNico.net/
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