On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 08:15:02 +0100, Patrick Ohly <patrick.ohly(a)intel.com> wrote:
Should we send out the remaining minutes regularly while the server is
waiting, say every five minutes, or should the GUI implement its own
countdown? If it is sent regularly, the GUI and API become easier (no
need to do anything except for reacting to the signal, no need for a
"get" method). The drawback is of course coarse update intervals of the
display or frequent D-Bus traffic.
At the risk of stating the obvious, please consider the effects on
battery life of any polling process you decide to implement. I'm not an
expert, but I would worry about any kind of logging activity that might
spin the disk up.
All the best,