[Pm-utils] pm-utils on suse 10.2 and suspend2

Holger Macht hmacht at suse.de
Mon Jan 8 08:06:43 PST 2007

On Mon 08. Jan - 15:56:33, Richard Hughes wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-01-08 at 15:57 +0100, Stefan Seyfried wrote:
> > Right now, we have two policy-managers (i know of):
> > gnome-power-manager
> > and kpowersave. Kpowersave right now is simply broken (or "feature 
> > incomplete") wrt. button and lid events. This is kind of embarassing,
> > but nothing that shows the need for a redesign, we just need to fix
> > the bug / implement the functions, and this will happen soon (and then
> > be available as an update for openSUSE 10.2).
> Will the new kpowersave implement some of the session based DBUS stuff
> similar like we do in gnome-power-manager? If it is, I would like the
> kpowersave guys to look over my spec interface and see how much of it
> looks good for them. I would love some of this (stripped down version)
> to become some sort of cross desktop org.freedesktop.PowerManagement
> interface but it might be too GNOME specific and need to be made more
> general.

I remember that we already had a small discussion about some parts of that
interface ;-)

Until now kpowersave doesn't do this yet, but I hope it will in future. 

> Cool new session stuff for me is the inhibit thing for auto-sleep, and
> session based sleep notification for stuff like GAIM and NetworkManager
> and integration with lockdown.
> There's also stuff for the brightness and UI so a trivial lightweight
> front-end can be used with Sugar icons or Maemo widgets.
> The proposed interface is here:
> http://svn.gnome.org/viewcvs/*checkout*/gnome-power-manager/trunk/docs/dbus-interface.html
> Please tell me about any naming funnies, or areas that don't look right.
> Other suggestions welcome as well, thanks.

I'm defintely an advocate for doing common, cross-desktop things. So we
will surely come up to you with some suggestions/ commitments/ whatever in
the near future. Stay tuned.


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