Power Management Being Further Improved In KDE Plasma 5.3
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 3 February 2015 at 01:09 AM EST. 17 Comments
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KDE Plasma 5.2 was just released a few days ago but for power KDE Plasma 5.3 are already exciting features building up, including greater power management capabilities.

Among the power management work in progress for KDE Plasma 5.3 in a few months time include visually showing what applications are holding a power management inhibition, KScreen preventing the device from suspending when the lid was closed while an external display connected has been restored (originally present in KDE 4 but missing from Plasma 5.x releases thus far), improved cumulative battery handling, various ports to XCB and async calls, and various other improvements.

In the near-term, KDE Plasma 5.2.1 contains a fix for a bug that caused the kded process to eat 100% CPU usage on certain systems.

More details on the power management code being worked on for KDE Plasma 5.3 can be found via this blog post by Kai Uwe, who is now serving as the maintainer of PowerDevil, the KDE power management service.
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