SMAPI data for Thinkpad laptop batteries
dottedmag at dottedmag.net
Thu Feb 4 07:35:54 PST 2010
I am considering writing (or extending existing) applet for controlling
Thinkpad-specific battery properties, such as thresholds for
charging/discharging, forcing battery discharge and preventing from
charge for a specified amount of time, available through SMAPI interface
(tp_smapi kernel module).
Looks like upower is a proper place for exposing this controls to
applications, though I'm not sure how to expose them properly.
Should smapi-enabled batteries expose additional inteface? If yes, then
how to signal presence of this interface, is it ok for UI stuff to query
it for every device it manages?
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