[PATCH] Turn Powerdevil suspend notification into a dialog

Chani chanika at gmail.com
Wed Sep 23 19:49:50 BST 2009

On September 23, 2009 03:42:18 David Nolden wrote:
> Am Mittwoch 23 September 2009 11:56:23 schrieb Marco Martin:
> > usual thing: yes: there is broken hardware around, but we can't design
> > suboptimal softare just because it won't work with some crappy drivers.
> > in this case would be way better to disable suspension system-wide
> > altogether
> I'm quite sure that 99.9% of all linux users have at least one device that
> doesn't work properly under linux. So if you only target users with fully
> working hardware, you target about 0.1%. That is unfortunate, but true, and
> that's why I you _have to_ consider broken hardware if you work on a
> mainstream desktop environment. For this case it's not really relevant, I'm
> just saying this because I'm hearing such statements again and again. You
> don't have to change your designs ground up, but you should at least
>  include it in your considerations.

I think we (KDE) are doing pretty well at including it in our considerations, 
if suspend doesn't work on your hardware, you can turn this feature off.
if compositing doesn't work, you still get a working desktop, it's just less 
pretty (and I only miss composite when I see other kde users who have it).

it's not like we do anything extreme like, say, requiring opengl ;)

we design systems that are optimized for working hardware, but degrade 

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