The future of Power Management - together with Activities

Dario Freddi drf54321 at
Sun Oct 2 13:51:03 BST 2011

On Sunday 02 October 2011 11:22:45 todd rme wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Thomas Zander <zander at> wrote:
> >> I mean, the profile can be changed by switching Activities, so what is
> >> the technical reason it cannot be done by the user directly? The reason
> >> I'm concerned is that it takes concepts (power management policy,
> >> current Activity) which, although related, are orthogonal and then
> >> artificially combines them.
> > 
> > So the way I see activities is that you can map a lot of those settings
> > that are frankly all over the place onto a real-world activity.
> > Plasma added a nice user interface for it and things suddenly became more
> > consistent.
> I agree with that.  The problem I have is with the jump from "can map
> a lot of those settings" to "must map all of those settings".

This is your conclusion. One can still live happily and configure his battery 
states without resorting to activities at all

> -Todd


Dario Freddi
KDE Developer
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