The future of Power Management - together with Activities

Scott Kitterman kde at
Sat Oct 1 22:33:22 BST 2011

On Saturday, October 01, 2011 11:21:46 PM Dario Freddi wrote:
> On Saturday 01 October 2011 23:09:27 Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > I don't understand how creating a new activity represents an improvement
> > to  the user.  If I understand the proposal correctly the user will only
> > use the power manager to change existing profiles and if they want to
> > create an alternative profile they will have to us something that is not
> > the power manager.
> NO. The proposal says if the user wants fancy power management REGARDLESS of
> the battery state, he has to use an activity. If you have never used the
> applet for changing a profile, you will not even notice this change, except
> for a small change in the UI.

I understand that if someone has not tried to create a profile before this is 
~no change.

The part that I think is confusing is to make is so that one changes the way 
power management works in some cases so that it's not in power management.  
It's going to confuse approximately everyone who cares that is not a KDE 
devloper.  It may be that few enough people care that aren't involved in KDE 
development that that's OK, but this is really counter-intuitive.

Scott K

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