The future of Power Management - together with Activities

Marco Martin notmart at
Sat Oct 1 15:55:54 BST 2011

On Saturday 01 October 2011, Dario Freddi wrote:
> Hello all, and sorry for cross-posting.
> At the same time, the combobox for selecting a profile in the battery
> applet will be removed. It will, although, be replaced by a toggle button
> for inhibition: by enabling/disabling it, power management features
> regarding screen suspension, notifications and screen power management
> will be suspended. Technically speaking, the battery applet will trigger a
> full inhibition on the power manager while this button is still on.

this i guess would be a kind of "presentation mode"...
would it still cover enough use cases?
maybe together with activities could be enough, not 100% sure

> Suppose you want to have an activity named "Sleep", in which you watch a
> movie, and the PC will shutdown after 90 mins of inactivity. In this case,
> you would just specify to override the "Suspend Session" action. Or, you
> want to have an activity where you always want a profile which lets you
> run at full speed. You can define a whole new profile for it. Bottom line:
> manual profiles become "activity profiles".
> Hopefully, this solution will please everyone and will make activities even
> more useful. Do you like it? More suggestions? Speak now or shut up
> forever!

yes, i like tying them to activities..
basically the profile config ui would stay, but save only activity-specific 

Marco Martin

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