The future of Power Management - together with Activities

Dario Freddi drf54321 at
Sun Oct 2 15:33:05 BST 2011

On Sunday 02 October 2011 16:26:16 Markus Slopianka wrote:
> On Samstag 01 Oktober 2011 16:27:48 Dario Freddi wrote:
> > We focused on simplicity,
> > still without losing power-user features
> Quite frankly: What you describe sounds way more complicated. Don't see any
> simplicity in your proposal. Instead since the introduction of Power
> Management / PowerDevil 2.0 things got more and more complicated. Excuse
> my blunt language but as an outsider who does not develop the power
> management module, the PM development occasionally looks like this: “GPU
> can't handle decoding your HD videos and the CPU is ageing? Well, now you
> need to write a script to set the CPU clock speed to maximum instead of
> adaptive to avoid playback stutter.

Excuse my blunt words, but you are not understanding ANYTHING related to how 
power management evolved in the last years, and that's why you should follow 
defaults instead of trying to figure out why I am removing options. You are 
complaining about the fact that I removed an option because kernel developers 
have explicitly told us to do so. The run script feature is a completely 
separate issue - if you still do not believe me, support for changing the CPU 
governor has been removed 

> Oh, and btw, for simplicity we
> populated the power profile list with 4 additional completely new profiles
> BrightnessControl, DPMSControl, DimDisplay, and SuspendSession that do
> absolutely nothing.

What are you talking about? Probably you have experienced a bug in converting 
profiles, since those profiles never existed. Oh, I see: you never felt the 
urge to check or to ask, but just to bash about it. That's extremely 
constructive, thank you very much!

> And now we make you use desktop activities even if you have no use for them
> beside PM control. We always hated it that activities are not widely used
> on Plasma Desktop.”
> The ability to couple PM profiles	with activities is cool. Forcing users to
> do so is not.

I urge you to read the previous n mails, get a clue on what you are saying, 
and stop spreading misinformation. And I also urge you to have strong opinions 
just on stuff you clearly understand, for the sake of avoiding this kind of 
harsh discussions. Thanks.

> Bye.


Dario Freddi
KDE Developer
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