Configuring time and date from context menu of digital-clock applet

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Thu May 28 20:09:08 CEST 2009

On Thursday 28 May 2009, Chani wrote:
> > > PS: By the way, there is a bug about time configuration. By default,
> > > update interval of digital-clock plasmoid is 60 seconds when
> > > showSeconds is false, and 1 second if it's true. If you change time
> > > from clock kcm and showSeconds is false, digital-clock applet refreshes
> > > itself 1 minute later. Maybe updateInterval should be hardcoded as 1
> > > second regardless of showSeconds variable.
> >
> > waking up 60x more often than necessary is a really good way to reduce
> > battery life. the clock doesn't update once a minute just because it's
> > lazy ;)
> >
> > as Daniel points out, the correct solution is a dbus signal (probably
> > from kded4) that we can listen to.
> I'd like to see any time-jump give all the dataengines a kick, actually.

"any time jump" isn't possible without polling afaik. which isn't an option.

> we still (afaik) have the problem that coming out of suspend doesn't update
> the clock until the minute changes, and so on. I have an amusing screenshot
> of the clock and its tooltip disagreeing on the time. :)

suspend is a different matter, however. we could do a forced "check your 
timing" of all engines when we come out of suspend if the power manager has 
such a signal for us to listen to.

Aaron J. Seigo
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