screensaver and power manager dbus interfaces

David Zeuthen david at
Thu Jun 1 23:31:35 EEST 2006

On Thu, 2006-06-01 at 21:21 +0200, Holger Macht wrote:
> > The problem, Holger, is that if the org.freedesktop.PowerManager service
> > is on the system bus, it's awkward and backwards to interact with the
> > desktop session using notifications and dialogs. It's not impossible,
> > just pretty awkward. 
> Well, I think Networkmanager perfectly demonstrates that it can be done in
> a good way and is not awkward.

For the record I disagree. Personally, I think the NetworkManager split
into two daemons is both insecure and a source of bugs. But now we're
drifting off topic.

Anyway, I assume you agree that to do power management well you need a
piece of software running in the desktop session to read settings and
perform user interaction. If so, what is the problem with letting said
piece of software implement the proposed interface on the D-BUS session


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