The future of Power Management - together with Activities

Dario Freddi drf54321 at
Sat Oct 1 22:45:25 BST 2011

On Saturday 01 October 2011 23:41:42 Anders Lund wrote:
> On Lørdag den 1. oktober 2011, 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.
> I have a usecase that illustratess it: I created a power management profile
> for using on my boat, where low power consumption goes with staying up as
> long as possible. To accomplish that, I also created an activity which
> have no networkdependent plasmoids or applications running (or anything
> resourcehungry, except for relevant stuff)
> With the proposed system, they will be naturally paired, which is very
> nice.

Thanks for explaining. You also remembered me that activities can also be used 
to save power, as you can pause apps/plasmoids (which are the real resource-
hungry things). This is a nice side effect and another good reason towards 
using this approach.


Dario Freddi
KDE Developer
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