DPMS and automatic sleep inhibit API
vuntz at gnome.org
Fri Mar 5 04:09:43 PST 2010
cc'ing Richard, to have him comment quickly on this.
Le jeudi 18 février 2010, à 20:55 +0100, Dario Freddi a écrit :
> On Thursday 18 February 2010 16:40:07 Ali Abdallah wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > So now that org.freedesktop.PowerManagement spec that was written by
> > Richard
> > Hugsie is dropped for whatever reasons, this drops its inhibit interface
> > as well,
> > so applications whishing to prevent automatic sleep cannot anymore do
> > that in a desktop neutral way.
> As Aaron pointed out already, in KDE the spec is implemented, but a possible
> work on improving it and resurrecting it eventually (didn't know it was dead,
> btw.) is more than appreciated, but I would like to have a voice in reviewing
> > AFAIK inhibit interface in gnome is moved from gpm to the
> > gnome-session, most
> > gnome applications uses the org.gnome.Session.Inhibit to inhibit
> > automatic sleep,
> > while this will not work if running these apps under other desktop
> > environment
> > (Xfce, KDE, ...). I think KDE also have something similar for their
> > session as well.
> > trivial question raises here, why there is still no standard API for
> > doing this
> > basic task.
> > So why not having a standard API on a name
> > org.freedesktop.SessionManager with
> > two methods InhibitSleep InhibitDPMS for example, this way any session
> > manager
> > can export these methods in parallel with its private name/methods
> > (org.gnome.Session org.KDE.Session).
> > I will be very happy to write such spec and implement it in our Xfce
> > Session
> > manager, this way even closed source media players can use these methods
> > without having to care about the different desktop environments.
> > I hope the idea will be supported as simple as it is, without going
> > to endless
> > discussions.
> > Regards,
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> Dario Freddi
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