Ppower, short for 'Penguin Power', is a piece of software for controlling x10 home automation equipment connected to the computer via a cm11a interface. It can be used to turn things on and off and lights dim and bright. In addition to controlling the x10 devices, it can receive commands sent to the x10 devices from other sources such as an x10 remote transceiver and execute commands on your system in response.
Release Notes: Fixed a problem with random crashes on RedHat based systems. Termios issues and a bug on Solaris fixed. Now uses syslog to log errors when in the background.
Release Notes: Command timeout bug fixed that was affecting FreeBSD/Solaris and a possible fix for time updates.
Release Notes: Timeout bug fixed thanks to Dave Plonka and friends, ppower should work now on Solaris and possibly other picky UNIXes where it hadn't before.
Release Notes: Many bugs fixed. The main ones were that macros couldn't handle more than one command correctly, quit during syscalls due to interruption, and ALIASes with more than one device weren't working correctly.
Release Notes: First announcement.