[Goodies-dev] Can I become the maintainer for these panel plugins?

Landry Breuil landry.breuil at gmail.com
Sun Oct 10 17:12:18 CEST 2010

On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Florian Rivoal <frivoal at gmail.com> wrote:

>>> xfce4-battery-plugin:       Seems unmaintained, many reported bugs
>> Please don't ditch it in favor the upower/etc, i'm using it and it
>> works on platforms where HAL/upower doesn't exist. And i have patches
>> for it i'd like to merge at some point.
> Porting to Hal doesn't make much sense at this point. I was thinking a bit
> about upower, since there Ali started a porting branch, but you make a good
> point. It is probably better for the power manager to focus on fancy
> technologies, while xfce4-barrery-plugin should have more limited
> functionality, but be closer to the metal, with fewer dependencies. I am
> curious: which platform doesn't have upower? Is it not available on *BSD?

HAL is/was available on NetBSD/FreeBSD, so far upower has only a
FreeBSD backend.
old-style /dev/apm device queries works fine on OpenBSD.


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