Friday, 24 March 9:27 a.m. -0000, Jeff Bastian wrote:
Can Freon check if sensors-detect has been run before, and if not,
up a dialog box asking to run it and warn about the risks?
Yes, if you haven't run `sensors-detect` yet, Freon says that you need to do so
instead of showing the hardware temperature. This message is replaced with detected CPU
temperature, by default, after you run sensors-detect.
Freon does not provide any warnings about the risk of using sensors-detect, though, not in
the extension button or settings menu, or in its GitHub wiki. I only encountered warnings
about risk when I looked at the man page before running the command.
On the upside, users would only know how to run `sensors-detect --auto` if they had
already read the man page, likely including the risk warning, and if they see the Freon
message and try running `sensors-detect` without arguments, then it triggers an
interactive mode which also prints risk warnings. So I suppose, as long as I keep
sensors-detect out of the package installation scriptlets, users should see a warning
before anything risky happens.
I finally thought to just post an issue on the upstream GitHub (I believe this is the
The repo doesn't seem terribly active, though 😞