[PATCH] Detecting notification popup server capabilities

Parker Coates parker.coates at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 20:12:22 BST 2009

On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 14:06, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Tuesday, 2009-09-01, Parker Coates wrote:
>> I would agree. If I'm busy and have a lot going on, I have a tendency
>> to finish up what I'm doing before looking at notifications,
>> especially if I'm expecting them (i.e. downloads in progress, ongoing
>> IM conversations). A crucial notification like this could easily get
>> missed in that 10 seconds.
>> If the computer is going to do something as drastic as hibernate
>> itself, I think it should notify me in a much more intrusive, hard to
>> ignore way.
> It is not going to hibernate out of pure fun, it is doing it because you run
> out of battery and might prefer hibernating over unclean system shutdown due
> to powerloss.

Sorry, I should have been clearer. The automatic hibernation is a
great feature. I have no complaints there.

I was merely stating that an impending system power down is a pretty
significant event and might require something more attention grabbing
than a regular notification popup. After Aaron's comment and some more
thought, I'm now not so sure. I guess in this particular case, user
inconvenience is the only possible risk, since no data will be lost
during hibernation (assuming it works).

I guess I'd like to retract my previous comment.


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