Some use cases:
* As web server administrator i would like to see server statuses in my gnome-system-monitor..
BenoitDejean: This has to be done at the libgtop level. It's currently broken, but libgtop was meant for this
* As database administrator i would like to see slow queries, connected users etc...
BenoitDejean: Has to be portable. system-monitor code is *whatever* independant. Connected users is interesting, but i don't think one would run X + gnome-system-monitor on your database server.
* As notebook user i would like to see eager power-consumers (like powertop but much nicer
BenoitDejean: Has to be portable.
* As gnome developer i would like to have an easy api to implement little monitor for *put your favorite monitorable thing here*
BenoitDejean: this may be the answer to many portability issues.
System-monitor is not complete, but it mostly runs everywhere libgtop is ported to.