[maemo-developers] Internet Tablet Power Management presentation from linux-pm summit 2007

From: Igor Stoppa igor.stoppa at nokia.com
Date: Wed Jul 11 23:21:19 EEST 2007
On Wed, 2007-07-11 at 16:26 +0300, ext David Weinehall wrote:
> On ons, 2007-07-11 at 15:16 +0200, ext Visti Andresen wrote:
> [snip]
> > I could suggest using a "double click" on the power button
> > 
> > First click opens the "Device mode" dialogue.
> > Second click "suspends" the device.
> The idea is great, IMHO, but I doubt that Nokia's UI-team would agree;
> on a Nokia phone, pressing the power button when the device menu is open
> acts as cursor down.  On our device it just ignores the press
> completely, which was an acceptable behaviour too.  Adding a totally
> different behaviour would probably be regarded as too complicated for
> the user, or something =)

We are doing open software, right? So let's provide a good mechanism
that supports more advanced interactions and even if we have to
officially ship with a lame set of choices for the average user, others
can implement more advanced features.

>From the discussion so far, I'm getting the impression that what people
are actually asking for is a way to create very customised extra


Create Night mode and associate it with the shortcut (double press on
the power button):
-disable chat/presence
-leave only VOIP with a subset of users actually able to generate rings
-kill all the led signalling

All these actions should be (are they already?) commands to be sent to
the interested application/daemon through DBUS, so a simple script,
paired with a command line dbus interface would be sufficient.

It's just a matter of having available the list of commands/requests
supported by every application over DBUS.

Cheers, Igor

Igor Stoppa <igor.stoppa at nokia.com>
(Nokia Multimedia - CP - OSSO / Helsinki, Finland)

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