Htop 1.0 Released - How to install from svn on Ubuntu 11.04

After 8 years of development version 1.0 of the top command alternative Htop has been finally released.

Get it here :

And here's how you can install it on Ubuntu, tested on 11.04.
svn co htop

if you get errors regarding ncurses (configure: error: missing headers: curses.h) try installing the following packages.
sudo apt-get install libncursesw5-dev
sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev
And finally run 
make; sudo make install

What's new in version 1.0:

  • Performance improvements
  • Support for splitting CPU meters into two or four columns (thanks to Wim Heirman)
  • Switch from PLPA, which is now deprecated, to HWLOC.
  • Bring back support for native Linux sched_setaffinity, so we don't have to use HWLOC where we don't need to.
  • Support for typing in user names and column fields in selection panels.
  • Support for UTF-8 tree drawing (thanks to Bin Guo)
  • Option for counting CPUs from zero (thanks to Sean Noonan)
  • Meters update in every screen (no longer halting while on Setup, etc.)
  • Stricter checks for command-line options (thanks to Sebastian Pipping)
  • Incremental filtering (thanks to Seth Heeren for the idea and initial implementation)
  • Try harder to find the ncurses header (thanks to Moritz Barsnick)
  • Man page updates (thanks to Vincent Launchbury)
  • BUGFIX: Support larger numbers for process times. (thanks to Tristan Nakagawa for the report.)
  • BUGFIX: Segfault in BarMeterMode_draw() for small terminal widths (patch by Sebastian Pipping)


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