Power manager for the xfce4 desktop

ali abdallah ali.slackware at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 20:27:07 CEST 2008

> > Definitely, this would be a great addition. And a perfect fit for the
> > goodies!

Thanks a lot, i'll be glad if i can do something useful for XFCE.

> Agreed. Ali, why don't you fill out the form on
> http://foo-projects.org/node/3 to get an account?
>  - Jannis

I did that today and i'm waiting for the validation.

> 1. It comes up and pops up a notification that I'm on battery.  I'm not;
> I'm on AC power.

Don't consider this application as even an alpha, it still needs a lot of
effort to be usable

> 2. Whenever I try to set any options, I get something like this on
> console:
> (xfce4-power-manager:24046): xfconf-CRITICAL **:
> xfconf_channel_set_uint: assertion `XFCONF_IS_CHANNEL(channel) &&
> property' failed
> ** (xfce4-power-manager:24046): CRITICAL **: Cannot set
> value /xfce4-power-manager/on-ac-cpu-gov

That was my mistake, before sending the package here i made some
modification wish cause this problem, by the way
as said before i had to put it somewhere else and link it in my mail

> 3.  The tray icon doesn't come up, even if I select "Always Display an
> icon".

I think here the icon wasn't loaded correctly since the tray shouldn't send
a notification if is not visible
the set of icons i'm using are only SVG format ( actually they are from
gnome power manager), my
wife promised to draw for me some icons :) ( but i think there is no point

> 4.  The UI is a bit rough -- I'd recommend redoing the dialog in glade,
> and looking at our other glade files for the correct spacing between
> widgets.  The settings can probably be grouped a bit better too.  You
> might want to look at the glade file in the power manager I started for
> some hints (it's in SVN).

I totally agree, the UI is ugly.

> 5.  For the battery monitoring, you might want to look at the
> "hal_based" branch of xfce4-battery-plugin.  Nick did a really great
> job with it, and it works really well.  No need to reinvent here.
> There's a patch in bugzilla to add notification support.
Definitely i'll do

Many thanks to all.
Best Regards.
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