Re: [gpm] Re: ideas for a new UPS infrastructure
- From: Richard Hughes <hughsient gmail com>
- To: David Zeuthen <david fubar dk>
- Cc: Stanislav Brabec <sbrabec suse cz>, GnomePowerManager List <gnome-power-manager-list gnome org>, Arnaud Quette <aquette dev gmail com>, Richard Hughes <richard hughsie com>, Arjen de Korte <nut+devel de-korte org>
- Subject: Re: [gpm] Re: ideas for a new UPS infrastructure
- Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 10:29:11 +0000
On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 20:52 -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
> How about this instead
> 1. gnome-power-manager to include functionality for discovering
> networked UPS devices. I don't really know how this works but
> I expect some auth is necessary. Hence, you really want to
> run this in the desktop session as asking users to edit
> configuration files is just wrong. If the UPS is discoverable
> using Zeroconf/Bonjour etc. maybe g-p-m should use Avahi
> to discover them and prompt the user for auth when it finds
> an UPS.
> 2. Maybe g-p-m should provide UI to share an UPS on the network
> so other g-p-m instances can monitor it. For this we could
> indeed use Avahi to publish the information. Then stuff would
> just work :-) ... Again, I don't know much about how this works,
> I'm thinking out loud :-)
Thats a nice idea. I agree this should "Just Work" with little
> 3. upsmon to use an interface in g-p-m to get the information
> about the UPS and provides interface for graphical old
> fashioned NUT clients. This means g-p-m will have to export
> some of the info HAL already exports but I think this is
> cleaner as I don't really want HAL to know about networked
> > > Power manager must implement advanced UPS logic from upsmon (how many
> > > UPSes must be running, signalling networked computers to shutdown,...)
> > Yes, g-p-m needs to do more for UPS. I'm considering a "Running on UPS"
> > tab in the preferences so we can assign things like emailing the admin,
> > and running arbitrary scripts, having options such as:
> > [x] Beep when on UPS.
> > But I guess other people might have better ideas.
> Richard, that "Running on UPS" tab sounds like a cool idea!
I'll get onto this today. Can you bugzilla it pls, and we'll continue
> So.. I guess I'm saying that at this point I'm very interested in the
> driver code from NUT but not so much the other bits. I realize this may
> come across as a bit offensive but I hope you guys are interested in
> cooperating nonetheless. If we need any HAL changes to make this happen
> (for e.g. serial ports) I'm more than happy to do my bit.
I think the serial prober bit is the most required bits.
> We could make UPS support rock with gnome-power-manager .
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