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Subject: Re: Patch: Optical Out setting extension for Battery/Charger.

Re: Patch: Optical Out setting extension for Battery/Charger.

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2006 19:54:27 +0100 (CET)

On Sun, 5 Mar 2006, gl wrote:

> A generic internal way to update specific settings based on power changes
> could be useful.

I'm thinking in a similar style to the "profiles" several mobile phones can be
used to deal with these days.

> However I don't think simply loading two complete cfg files is the way to go
> if that's what you're suggesting

Why would they need to be "complete"? I think they should better contain the
stuff you want to change.

> - most settings don't need seperate battery/charger options. The spdif out
> is unusual in that battery power is affected if it's enabled.

The thing is with my suggstion that it doesn't make assumptions on how users
use this ability, it just provides it.

> As far as the UI is concerned, I think it's much cleaner to just enable
> setting menus for battery/charger use as I've done where it's genuinely
> useful.

Well, as long as there's only one option that has this then I agree. But I can
very well imagine that users can think of several existing options that would
differ, and I also think we'll see more options in the future that users would
want to have differently set in different "profiles".

I generally like to see things done with the big picture taken into account
rather than doing a quick-fix that fixes a single problem just now, or at
least first given a proper thought.

  Daniel Stenberg -- --
Received on 2006-03-05

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