Xfce4 power manager 0.6.0 RC1 released

Christian Dywan christian at twotoasts.de
Fri Nov 7 19:22:03 CET 2008

Am Fri, 07 Nov 2008 11:26:51 +0100
schrieb Ali Abdallah <aliov at xfce.org>:

> >
> > Hey Ali,
> >   
> Hi,
> > I like your power manager, and let me say you did a good job there.
> > I installed it earlier today. Allow me to pose a few questions:
> >
> > 1. Would you please use standard icon names for display, cpu and
> > keyboard? I'm thinking of video-display, input-keyboard and cpu.
> >
> >   
> you are speaking about the keyboard and display icons right, cause i 
> couldn't find a standard icon for the CPU, so i made one, i'll change 
> the other icons name for the final release.

Cool, thanks in advance.

As for 'cpu'.. indeed it is not in the spec. It is in my icon theme,
though. Maybe you could still support 'cpu' for now and one of us files
a bug against the icon naming spec? That way it would still be themed
and you could switch to a standard name later.

> > 2. I'm seeing "Power" in my Settings now. Intuitively I would have
> > expected something like "Power saving". Would you consider changing
> > that string?
> >
> >   
> I didn't understand this point, the string displayed is Power Manager!

Let me try to clarify: The program name as displayed in the dialog and
the Application menu is indeed 'Power Manager'. But the icon in the
Settings Manager is called 'Power'. And that's where I would have
expected 'Power saving' intuitively.

> > 4. I have the label from the battery monitor beside the icon of the
> > power manager now, because I really need either a time or a
> > percentage value to see how close my battery is to being empty.
> > What about a second system tray icon, that renders text? I'm not
> > 100% sure how good that would work out, but it might be nice.
> >
> >   
> This is an enhancement bug reported by Yves Alexis, this is very 
> difficult to have two tray icons for the same battery, but what might
> be possible is to render the text on the pixbuf of the tray icon,
> please follow the bug.

Ah, thanks, I didn't see it in the tracker before.


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