ANNOUNCE: xfce4-power-manager 1.3.2 released

Simon Steinbeiß simon at
Thu Aug 21 12:05:29 CEST 2014

On Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:42:35 +0200
Guido Berhoerster <gber at> wrote:

> * Simon Steinbeiß <simon at> [2014-08-21 10:07]:
> >  Xfce4-power-manager does not rely on special device icons anymore
> > that illustrate the load-status. Instead, the load-status is now
> > drawn with cairo on top of normal device icons that follow the
> > naming of the Adwaita icon-theme.
> That does not seem to be the case for the xfpm-primary and
> xfpm-ups icons, they still seem to be installed with pre-rendered
> charge levels:
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-primary-000-charging.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-primary-000.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-primary-020-charging.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-primary-020.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-primary-040-charging.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-primary-040.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-primary-060-charging.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-primary-060.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-primary-080-charging.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-primary-080.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-primary-100-charging.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-primary-100.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-ups-000.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-ups-020.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-ups-040.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-ups-060.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-ups-080.{png,svg}
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/status/xfpm-ups-100.{png,svg}
> Is that intended?

Yes, that is intended. I'm personally not sure whether UPS needs these
state icons anyway, we carry them for historical reasons I guess.
(Note: I don't have any device with UPS, but if any of you have more
insight on this I'd love to hear about it!)

The reason I didn't do the same for primary is that
1) it has been around a while, so quite a few icon-themes support it
(as opposed to the device icons, of which a few we newly introduced in
the 1.3 cycle)
2) plus I haven't found an aesthetically pleasing way to do a battery
with a such a load-status overlay. It just always looks odd and the
current solution of using the existing icons seems a lot nicer.


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