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Subject: SUMMARY 2: FS#10849 - Sleep timer options: persistent duration and start on boot

SUMMARY 2: FS#10849 - Sleep timer options: persistent duration and start on boot

From: sideral <>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 08:46:24 +0200

Jonathan Gordon <> writes:
> On 23 August 2011 09:08, sideral <> wrote:

>> Given that it looks like there's overwhelming support for (and little
>> to no concern about) moving Time & Date to Settings, I now think it's
>> fine to do that change along with the proposed sleep-timer
>> extensions. [...]
>> So here's the plan:
>> * Move the entire "Time & Date" menu out of "System" to "Settings"
>> * Rename "System" to "About"
>> [...]
> I disagree with [...] this change.

After much IRC discussion, it turned out that my first assessment (that
there would be little to no concern about the T&D menu move) was wrong.
Discussions are still ongoing on how to change the menu in the short and
long term. Personally, I'm only marginally interested in the menu
layout, and I will not anticipate the result by committing any menu
change now.

Also, everyone agreed that the sleep-timer enhancements are not blocked
by any menu change, so the following part of the plan is still in place:

* In the "Time & Date" menu:
  * "Sleep Timer" offers the last-used timer value as its default.
    (This value is made persistent by way of the settings code.) When
    the timer is running, the entry changes to "Cancel Sleep Timer
    (hh:mm)", showing the remaining time.

  * Add "Start sleep timer on boot" option after "Alarm Wake up Screen".

Nick Peskett, the original patch author, has updated his patch to
implement just this (see FS#10849). I'll commit this patch after I've
reviewed and tested it unless something unexpected comes up.

Thanks to everyone who's chimed in to this discussion! You've certainly
helped making the patch smaller. Er, better. ;-) Special thanks to Nick
for keeping up his good spirits.

Received on 2011-08-26

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