[Sugar-devel] Inhibit suspend support on sugar toolkit

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Mon Jan 13 13:44:58 EST 2014

On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 12:29 PM, Gonzalo Odiard <godiard at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> I am trying to upstream this patch
> https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar-toolkit-gtk3/pull/89
> used in AU and in the dextrose images. Other than the code changes needed,
> would be good know if there are consensus about two topics:
> 1) Why is needed this patch?
> In the xo, while WOL (wake up on lan) is implemented, there are situations
> where
> traffic is lost while the xo is suspended [1] . That means sugar
> collaboration lost messages,
> and by example we don't see a user or a activity shared in the neighborhood
> or the collaboration in a activity is broken. This patch attempt to solve
> the problems
> in activities only, by inhibit the suspend while the activity is shared.
> This patch was proposed in the ticket [2]
> 2) Add a module for power management in the toolkit:
> In the patch review, dnarvaez suggested move the power management methods to
> a different module. I agree that have a lot of sense, even if now we have a
> single user, because:
> * make easier have a single implementation, if we later need make changes
> for other
> implementations.
> * we can add more uses in sugar, by example, inhibit suspend while the user
> is in the neighborhod view.
> * a few activities need inhibit suspend, like Clock, Distance or StopWatch.

FWIW, Measure also uses inhibit suspend.

> What other people think about this?
> I am happy to improve the patch according to feedback.
> --
> Gonzalo Odiard
> SugarLabs - Learning Software for children
> [1] http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/10912
> [2] http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/10363
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Walter Bender
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