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Monday 14 July 2014

pystatgrab 0.6 released

pystatgrab 0.6 has been released. This catches up with the latest API changes in libstatgrab.

Friday 11 July 2014

libstatgrab 0.91 released

libstatgrab 0.91 has been released. This contains a number of bugfixes and new features.

Friday 9 August 2013

New PGP keys

We've updated our PGP keys with new ones that conform better to current best practices. If you're relying on them to validate our software please grab our new keys instead.

Old ticket tracker removed

Our old email based support system has now been deprecated, along with the two email addresses that pointed at it - bugs@ and support@. The main reason for this was the sheer amount of spam we were getting, even with anti-spam measures in place. But also because the amount of issues logged outweighs the need to run our own system at the moment.

If you have an issue to report, please see our bug reporting page for more information on the best way to do it. If you had an outstanding issue in the old system we should have contacted you by now, so if you haven't heard anything from us assume it got lost and log a new issue as described on the aforementioned page.

Thursday 8 August 2013

libstatgrab 0.90 released

libstatgrab 0.90 has been released. This release contains a significant number of changes and has a number of API changes.

Thursday 12 January 2012

Source code moved to Git

We've moved both libstatgrab and pystatgrab to their own Git repositories. CVS will remain for everything else for now.

Sunday 21 February 2010

libstatgrab 0.17 released

libstatgrab 0.17 has been released. This release contains minor changes and bugfixes.

Monday 17 March 2008

libstatgrab 0.16 released

libstatgrab 0.16 has been released. This release just contains bugfixes.

Saturday 14 July 2007

libstatgrab 0.15 released

libstatgrab 0.15 has been released. This release contains mainly bugfixes.

pystatgrab 0.5 released

pystatgrab 0.5 has been released. This release contains an important bugfix.



libstatgrab is a library and tool set for acquiring system statistics from the operating system. An API is provided for other applications to easily accesses a variety of system statistics, including, amongst other things, CPU usage, VM usage, disk statistics, and network interface usage.

A handful of tools are also provided to make this information more readily available to users. A curses based tool gives users a "top like" view of the current state of their system, and a "sysctl like" tool gives easy access to the statistics for other applications that can't easily used the C API.

Finally scripts are provided to quickly setup MRTG to use libstatgrab for generating graphs of the available statistics.


pystatgrab is a set of Python bindings for the libstatgrab library. It provides a set of function calls identical to those of libstatgrab, and returns data in structures that logically map on to those of libstatgrab.

CMS - Central Monitoring System

i-scream originally started out with just the CMS (Central Monitoring System) project. Since then it's moved on to have other related projects, as well as the CMS.

The CMS is no longer being developed.


The i-scream group is a causual team of individuals with a variety of personal interests, working together to produce software, tools, and libraries that might be of use or interest to others.

To find out more about who we are see the Who We Are webpage.


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