Re: the future of GNOME Applets

On Tue, 2004-09-21 at 16:52 +0200, Carlos Garcia Campos wrote:
> You want more than monitor - a lot of the systems can set policies so
> you want policy selector. These tend to include "performance", "maximum
> battery life" and the like. Sometimes you need to switch at runtime (eg
> when playing bzflag) to avoid the CPU speed change messing with your
> game.

For to set a policy is necessary to be root and in a common case an
applet is not running as root. I think it can be solved by using an
external program as a policy selector. It will prompt for root password,
like the clock applet does calling to gst to set the time. The problem
is that it could be an annoying process for a so simple task.
that's what is completely solved by emifreq applet:
If the little daemon is started, you get the ability to have a really simple popup menu to
change of governor and or frequency, like other desktop does, but the "it works" way.

I can understand we don't want a daemon at this stage though. The only security flaw involved is being more vulnerable by DOS attack I suppose.



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