The status module now export a small API to let other module present various reports. The first module to use it is the samba module. It uses it to present the output of the smbstatus command.
At some point, the status module will be changed to do a nicer looking job.
The samba module also insert itself in the status menu so you have access to smbstatus from both menu area (samba and status menu). In the future, other module will behave like this I guess.
The screen shows different information:
The list will probably grow and the more graphics will be introduced. The screen is updated every 3 seconds.
You can change the icon and you can disable this completely if you do not like it, from the feature dialog.
You need linuxconf-gui though. This won't work with gnome-linuxconf for now.
The module has a menu to present currently loaded kernel modules.
The PCI information is now presented using the "/sbin/lspci -v" command on kernel 2.2 and above. Much more readable than /proc/pci.
There are still few issues which will be covered in the next release (I already have the fix ...)