xfce-mcs-manager -> suggest signal poll interval == 1s

Kok, Auke sofar at foo-projects.org
Thu May 24 19:31:50 CEST 2007

juha wrote:
> Kok, Auke kirjoitti:
>> Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
>>> On mer, 2007-05-23 at 22:44 -0700, Kok, Auke wrote:
>>>> The rest of the basic xfce environment is very decent, like I said
>>>> before, most 
>>>> apps poll once a second (less would be better, or just not poll at all
>>>> if 
>>>> possible), keep up the good work! 
>>> I can't use powertop on my powerbook, but what about orage, clock and
>>> datetime plugin when they're not displaying seconds? Is it still 1wps or
>>> does it follow the displayed time?
>> So on my system, orage and clock (not displaying seconds) don't even show up in 
>> the list, so they are not sending more than 1.0 wps. currently I haven't looked 
>> at the real amount, but I'm not yet interested in anything which is below 1 wps. 
>> I'll definately investigate this later.
> Orage timer is 5 secs in 4.4.
> (this also means that there may be 5 sec
> delay in alarms)

can you reprogram the timers to wake you up when needed instead of every (x) 
seconds? if there is no alarm for the next 5 hours, you will have saved 3600 

or, run wakeups 60 seconds apart, and if the next scheduled event is less than 
60 seconds from now, schedule a wakeup at that time? this would still save you 
3300 wakeups in the example above.


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