Feature changed by: Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger) Feature #303749, revision 27 Title: provide common source for a overall battery time information
openSUSE-11.1: Rejected by Christian Zoz (zoz) reject date: 2008-09-12 12:04:06 reject reason: We could not provide that in time. And it does not effect UI funtionality. Priority Requester: Important Projectmanager: Desirable
- openSUSE-11.2: Evaluation + openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger) + reject date: 2010-11-15 10:48:21 + reject reason: Not done in time for openSUSE 11.2 Priority Requester: Important Projectmanager: Desirable
Requested by: Danny Kukawka (dkukawka) Developer: (Novell)
Description: In the past we used powersaved to get battery information. Powersaved provided information about each battery but also about all batteries. There was a overall battery object which e.g. provided remaining time information for all batteries in the system (of one type). Now we use HAL to collect these information. Unfortunately there is no such overall battery object to calculate the full remaining time in multibattery machines. HAL has no such object like powersaved. AFAIK g-p-m calculates it own remaining time, but KPowersave only use the info from HAL. Because of this KPowersave show no overall remaining time. IMO it's no option to do all the magic like g-p-m in KPowersave. There should be a common place to do this and provide the same information for all applications (KDE/GNOME/....). It could be HAL or a new powermanagement daemon (like powersaved) if DeviceKit is comming.
Relations: - Power consumption gauge (feature/id: 302446) - Support multiple battery indication (feature/id: 304716)
Discussion: #1: Christian Zoz (zoz) (2008-06-19 14:46:22) This feature is usefull if all applications that show battery information would use it. Jared, who can tell us if g-p-m would accept that solution? - We should also enhance this feature a bit. Hal should also serve individual and overall power consumption. This is needed for feature: #302446: Power consumption gauge
#3: Jared Allen (jpallen) (2008-06-19 09:29:23) (reply to #1) We need to make sure that any changes are made in time for g-p-m to take advantage of the changes in time for SLE11. Richard Hughes is the upstream maintainer.
#2: Christian Zoz (zoz) (2008-06-19 15:01:35) I forgot to mention another feature that should make use of this: #304716: Support multiple battery indication
#4: Christian Zoz (zoz) (2008-06-25 19:07:40) Danny, please contact Richard. Since you need that feature for kpowersave anyway, let's do it.
#5: JP Rosevear (jproseve) (2008-09-11 19:36:06) I assume we are going to reject this?