[Icon-Naming-Spec] New icons proposal
stephan at xfce.org
Tue May 6 05:19:03 PDT 2008
On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 2:12 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-05-06 at 13:58 +0200, Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
> > Hibernate is a special case of suspend.
> It's really not. Hibernate takes a few minutes, and allows you to power
> down. Suspend takes a few seconds and cannot be powered down. These are
> important differences that users _do_ understand.
> These might seem technical differences, but they are very important.
> > The latter is either suspend
> > to ram or suspend to disk. system-suspend-hibernate provides a nice
> > fallback scheme where system-hibernate does not.
> Right, so you're talking about hybrid suspend/hibernate. If you want to
> expose that, then I would argue just do hybrid when you want to
> hibernate (if available) in the UI, as resume from hibernate takes a few
> seconds, not a minute or so, as long as you don't power down. You never
> want to do hibernate if hybrid is supported, there's just no point.
Hmm, that's a pretty compelling argument. Suspend and hibernate might
not be too different technically, but they are from a user
perspective. (Imagine pulling the power-cord when suspended-to-ram)
With system-suspend being the fallback icon for
system-suspend-hibernate, users can be easilly confused into pressing
the wrong button. Especially since both are usually present on the
With users in mind, it might be best not to have suspend be the
fallback for hibernate.
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