The future of Power Management - together with Activities

Dario Freddi drf54321 at
Sun Oct 2 13:25:48 BST 2011

On Sunday 02 October 2011 10:48:45 todd rme wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Thomas Zander <zander at> wrote:
> >> 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.
> > 
> > I think nobody here is going to tell you that its indeed change, there
> > will be a change in what some people need to do. Hell, you might even
> > have to start using activities! But its good change, change that makes
> > the mental load less after the initial hump.
> > 
> > At the same time it should be stressed that if you don't have any
> > advanced- power management requirements, the only change you will notice
> > is that you need to care even less about the power management as more is
> > done automatically for you.
> I don't think anyone is suggesting we shouldn't allow users to tie
> power management to activities.  I think the point is we shouldn't
> require it.  Of course integrating the power management with activites
> make sense, but I don't think making that the only way to configure
> your power profiles makes sense.  That is the point of disagreement
> here.

And this is the part nobody is apparently getting. We are not forcing anybody 
into using activities, as all the use cases for changing a profile manually 
are actually non-existent. All the profiles for battery states will be there 
and will be editable, and temporary inhibition (equivalent to a 
presentation/movie profile) will be provided by the applet instead of the 
profile combobox.

> -Todd


Dario Freddi
KDE Developer
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