ANNOUNCE: xfce4-power-manager 0.9.90 released

Ali Abdallah aliov at
Tue Feb 2 11:19:09 CET 2010

xfce4-power-manager 0.9.90 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: d9f8918a8e838be814f9a0f5d46c9f4f0082a1da
   MD5 checksum: 68924ad580de5df30a59b4b41304f3ce

What is xfce4-power-manager?

This software is a power manager for the Xfce desktop, Xfce power
manager manages the power sources on the computer and the devices that
can be controlled to reduce their power consumption (such as LCD
brightness level, monitor sleep, CPU frequency scaling). In addition,
xfce4-power-manager provides a set of freedesktop-compliant DBus
interfaces to inform other applications about current power level so
that they can adjust their power consumption, and it provides the
inhibit interface which allows applications to prevent automatic sleep
actions via the power manager; as an example, the operating system’s
package manager should make use of this interface while it is performing
update operations.


Release notes for 0.9.90

First Dkp/Upower release: 

Ali Abdallah (50):
      Creating the devkit-power branch, this brank is highly
experimental     a big part of xfpm and its configuration settings are
      Re-add hibernate/Suspend functionality via devicekit power and
make     sure that xfpm is not inhibited in case of no urgent sleep
      Query notification server capabilities for adding actions to    
notification, if server supports actions use them to show a    
notification warning about the low power level if not use gtk.
      Make the battery tooltips information better.
      Added battery information from devicekit power.
      Fix some issues with low power notifications.
      Fallback to HaL in case of failure on mapping X button.     Use
gint instead of guint for the brightness level.
      Support for shutdown via the session manager.
      Added support for console kit to use Shutdown and Reboot.
      Survive D-Bus system bus restarts.
      Fix console kit D-Bus path and interface names
      Added shutdown permission handler in the settings dialog.
      Support for spinning downs hard disks via device-kit-disks     to
use this feature use has to have the policy kit permission on    
      Fix some typos in the previous commit concerning devicekit-disks.
      Don't leak when reload brightness information.
      Make debugging doesn't depend on configuration+add --debug     in
the command line for debugging output.
      Added --dump command line to dump important information.
      Check dkp daemon version as the minimum allowed version is 011
since     earlier versions of devkit-power uses dash-dash property names
while newer version uses FirstLetterCaps.
      Fix some typos and change 15 to 11 as dkp version (was set for
      Added adaptor icon to show when no battery present.     Fix
consolekit can-reboot property name.
      Added idle sleep timeouts, xfpm devkit-power branch should be    
fully functional now.
      Fix dump data when xfpm is not running.
      Better brightness level dimming handling.
      Fix inactivity check box not appearing on Desktop system.
      Expose device_type and battery_charge_status as enum properties.
      Fix segfault when devkit-power isn't present.
      Reset XScreen saver counter on lid open.
      sleep for 0.5 second when sleeping to allow the nm applet to
disconnect properly
      Use EggIdletime.
      Fix xrandr brightness support.
      Fix brightness notification feedback level.
      Use desktop file in xfce_sm_client
      Drop a message when polkit auth changed.
      Drop the pot file
      Drop 'interface-requires xfce4 4.6' in the interface file
      Drop the pot file
      Remove xfpm-idle from the POT file since it was replaced by
      Fix compilation error when compiling with --enable-debug=full
      Avoid sending notification when battery is criticaly low and
system is charging.
      Use the nice OSD from gnome-settings-daemon and use it for
brightness level feedback.
      Added GObject for handling unique instances of xfpm via D-Bus.
      Replace Information tray menu item by Power information, the new
dialog in an external program, xfce4-power-information     will be able
to show information about power devices+processor wakeups.
      Fix 'make distcheck'
      Added png icons for people without librsvg.
      User XfpmPower instead of XfpmDkp, as this is going to be either
devicekit-power or upower,     nothing seems to be changed between, just
the D-Bus name and services, ouf!
      Fix compilation, old files were left from old HAL branch
      Added runtime check for upower and devkit power, as well as
devkit-disks and udisks, as xfpm     uses the disk service to spin down
hard disks.
      Set the update policy of the scales of the settings dialog to
      Only check daemon version (for the properties name style) if we
are using dkp.

Carles Muñoz Gorriz (1):
      l10n: Updated Catalan (Valencian) (ca) translation to 100%

Daniel Nylander (1):
      l10n: Updates to Swedish (sv) translation

Leandro Regueiro (1):
      l10n: Updated Galician (gl) translation to 95%

Masato Hashimoto (1):
      l10n: Updated Japanese (ja) translation to 92%

Per Kongstad (3):
      l10n: Updates to Danish (da) translation
      l10n: Updated Danish (da) translation to 98%
      l10n: Updated Danish (da) translation to 100%

Piarres Beobide (1):
      l10n: Updated Basque (eu) translation to 100%

Timo Verbeek (1):
      l10n: Updated Dutch (Flemish) (nl) translation to 32%

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