screensaver and power manager dbus interfaces
William Jon McCann
mccann at jhu.edu
Thu Jun 1 17:20:16 EEST 2006
Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-05-31 at 17:48 -0700, Bastian, Waldo wrote:
>>The screensaver interface looks good. What is the use case for the
> I guess it can be used by apps like video players to prevent the
> screensaver to fire while showing the movie.
It is possible but not ideal. A better way is to keep a DBUS connection
open and use Inhibit method. The application (eg. video player) gets a
cookie to use with a later call to UnInhibit. This cookie allows
inhibit requests to be reference counted and provides a modicum of
security. When the DBUS connection is dropped all inhibitors on that
connection are removed.
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