Re: requesting official list of modules and versions for GNOME 2.14

On Fri, Feb 10, 2006 at 12:27:34PM +0000, Richard Hughes wrote:

> A comment about the "notification spam": the user only gets 4
> notifications for "low battery", "very low battery" and "critical
> battery" and one saying "I'm doing the low-power action in 10 seconds"
> -- and then there are a 2 optional notifications (i.e. that you can turn
> off in gconf) for things like notification when you remove the
> ac_adapter, or when the battery reaches 100%.

This is exactly what I mean by notification spam. I hope to get some
clarification on what is good notification and bad notification that
is suitable for the HIG shortly.

I am proposing that gnome-power-manager has no notification UI, and
instead consists of the daemon and the capplet. This doesn't quite
deal with edge cases like your mouse battery going flat or your UPS
going flat: however these are events that do not occur often. It
would probably make sense in those events to place a notification
icon in the system tray and a single bubble informing the user that
their device is about to lose power.

If users want to get a dialog of the power status for all of their
devices we should offer this functionality somewhere else, perhaps
in the power management properties (Mouse Power: Good/UPS Power:
Good, 14 minutes).

This way we avoid the notification spam and keep most of our
notification passive.


Davyd Madeley
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