[xfpm] status wrt. devkit-power/upower

Ali Abdallah aliov at xfce.org
Tue Mar 9 10:56:14 CET 2010

Hey Yves-Alexis,

In 0.9.90 i tried to be smart and handle on runtime the presence of 
devkit-power or upower, but this seems to be problematic, since these 
backends are D-Bus services and not daemons.

I guess i will have to do that at compile time, so people with 
devkit-power or upower can use xfpm...

The mess around HAL/devkit-power/upower and the problem about 
org.freedesktop.PowerManagement standard that seems to be dropped are 
not very good motivations for me, i'm pissed off from this situation, 
instead of concentrating on usability issues i'm always trying to keep 
xfpm compatible with all these mess, this is very very bad, specially 
for people working on their software on their free time.

About org.freedesktop.PowerManagement, i sent a proposal on xdg mailing 
list about trying to standardize the way that applications prevent the 
power manager/screen saver from doing their work in bad moments, but as 
usual, the discussion was unterminated with a lot of people trying to 
show how much they are smart and aware of the problem...

I hope i will have time this week-end to work on xfpm and do a second 
0.9 release, i also have other plans for Parole as well.


On 03/08/2010 07:46 PM, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> Hey Ali (and other people),
> in Debian, it seems that the transition from devkit-power to upower has
> started, and the 0.9.90 I had stopped working because of that.
> I didn't yet upload any of that to Debian so we still use the 0.8.5/hal
> one, but at one point I guess I'll have to switch, so if you want us to
> test some kind of transition, we could try that.
> What do you think?
> Cheers,
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