[maemo-users] Battery Life

From: Michael Thompson michaelnt at gmail.com
Date: Thu Aug 16 19:31:52 EEST 2007
On 16/08/07, Eero Tamminen <eero.tamminen at nokia.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> ext Michael Thompson wrote:
> >> IIRC, one of the Nokia engineers stated that apps are basically stopped
> >> (like hitting Ctrl+Z in bash) when they are minimized, and resumed when
> >> they're foregrounded. I might have made this up, but based on the CPU
> >> monitor it certainly would appear that something like that is going on.
> >> <snip>
> >
> >
> > This might be true in some cases, but for instance Cannola will continue
> to
> > play music when minimised, so I'm sure there are plenty of cases where
> this
> > isn't true
> Applications should stop all visual activity and updates when they are
> not visible.  This is voluntarily, as it naturally depends on the actual
> use-case e.g. all Nokia apps do this except for media player and iradio
> applet which play music also backgrounded.  If you notice that some 3rd
> party app has activity although you're not using it and/or it's not
> visible nor there's no other good reason for it to be active, file a bug
> against it.

Fair enough. What I've noticed so far is that claws, for instance, sits in a
poll loop and reacts to any key press, whether it's the active window or
not, i.e. minimizing the keyboard in xterm.
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