screensaver and power manager dbus interfaces

Holger Macht hmacht at
Fri Jun 2 13:15:57 EEST 2006

On Thu 01. Jun - 16:31:35, David Zeuthen wrote:
> 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
> bus?

See my other reply to Kevin. I think both ways are doable, and if both KDE
and GNOME developers agree to have it in session context, well let's do it
that way.


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