Re: [gpm] Re: Gnome 2.16 Module Proposal: GNOME Power Manager
Richard Hughes <hughsient <at> gmail.com>
2006-04-09 13:47:29 GMT
On Sun, 2006-04-09 at 21:29 +0800, Davyd Madeley wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 01:47:12PM +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:
> > Since the original announcement mail about gnome-power-manager, we have
> > moved the mailing list to gnome.org, are now hosted on gnome.org, and am
> > starting to integrate with other parts of the GNOME application stack.
> > Lots of new functionality has been added, and lots of polish has been
> > applied. See the screenshots area of my website for some cool
> > screenshots of the latest stuff in the 2-15 branch.
> I would like to see g-p-m fragmented into three parts.
> * A daemon with no GTK+ dependance that would be suitable for
> cross-desktop use
> * A capplet (this exists today)
> * A notification area icon (libnotify dependance goes here)
The IPC between these components would be horrific and over-complicated
for no actual gain. KDE are quite happy with their own power management
applications, and no KDE developer has ever mentioned to me that they
would want such a cross-desktop daemon.
> This would allow us to more easily address integration issues with
> GNOME and other desktops and it means that we can aim at avoiding
> notification area pollution (because session initialised notification
> icons are a violation of all that is good and right).
g-p-m can default to only displaying when the battery power is critical,