Re: [gpm] Re: Gnome 2.16 Module Proposal: GNOME Power Manager
- From: Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>
- To: Andrew Sobala <aes gnome org>
- Cc: Luis Villa <luis villa gmail com>, GnomePowerManager List <gnome-power-manager-list gnome org>, Corey Burger <corey burger gmail com>, Davyd Madeley <davyd madeley id au>, desktop-devel-list gnome org, richard hughsie com
- Subject: Re: [gpm] Re: Gnome 2.16 Module Proposal: GNOME Power Manager
- Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 11:50:44 +0200
On Sun, 2006-04-09 at 22:08 +0100, Andrew Sobala wrote:
> Corey Burger wrote:
> > On 4/9/06, Luis Villa <luis villa gmail com> wrote:
> >> On 4/9/06, Andrew Sobala <aes gnome org> wrote:
> >>> It's worth pointing out that gnome-power-manager is very much a notifier
> >>> rather than an interactive applet. If your power cable falls out, it
> >>> pops up a message saying you've lost power. If you're working away from
> >>> a power source, there's a battery indicator with how much power you've
> >>> got left... that disappears when you're fully charged.
> >>> (At least, that's how it's configured on my system.)
> >> This isn't the default, FWIW. I do agree that making this the default
> >> behavior would be the best approach- better, IMHO, than a regular
> >> panel applet. I only want to know about power when something bad is
> >> going wrong, which is exactly what the notification area is for. An
> >> applet is all the time, and so is the current default behavior in the
> >> notification area- both of which are broken.
> >> Luis
> > I completely disagree. There are a few good reasons why an icon should
> > be displayed all the time
> > 1. What state the battery is in is always relevant. Power is the
> > single most important thing on a laptop. Without it, you are going
> > nowhere. Whether or not it is a notification icon or an applet is a
> > detail I won't comment on.
> Nope. I'm working on a laptop at the moment, and I don't care that my
> battery is fully charged.
I don't understand why you don't care. Usually, AFAIK, batteries have a
longer life if you charge them completely and then discharge them
completely, so at least from my experience, you really care when it's
fully charged so that you can unplug it from AC and start discharging.
Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>
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