Holger Macht hmacht at
Fri Mar 30 04:34:53 PDT 2007

On Fri 30. Mar - 13:21:24, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-03-29 at 23:30 +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-03-30 at 00:25 +0200, Holger Macht wrote:
> > > People want to disable gnome power manager on usual desktop systems.
> > 
> > I would disagree with this quite strongly. g-p-m on a desktop loads
> > hardly any modules at runtime (less CPU and memory use) but still
> > controls DPMS and Inhibit control.
> > 
> > Lots of desktops suspend and hibernate. I've never told anyone to
> > disable g-p-m on a desktop on a desktop...
> > 
> yeah, and in those that don't suspend or hibernate, you don't realise
> it's there, since it hardly takes any resources and doesn't show any
> icon on the screen.
> So, apart from machines with very low resources, I can't think of a good
> reason to want to uninstall g-p-m for a GNOME desktop. And the same goes
> for kpowersave.

In this regard, g-p-m currently has a big advantage. It's very well
integrated. I'm currently arguing for the KDE people. But I shouldn't do
that, it's not my job and I'm not involved enough to do so. If they do not
object, Richard, go for the interface how you like to see it.


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