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Pretty print make output

Is there any way I can still use gcc and make, but print:[ok] gpm-backlight.o[ok] gpm-tray-icon.o[ok] gnome-power-manager rather than the pages of incomprehensible gibberish: gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I.. -I../../src -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include   -DDBUS_API_SUBJECT_TO_CHANGE -I/usr/include/hal -I/usr/include/dbus-1.0 -I/usr/lib/dbus-1.0/include   -pthread -I/usr/include/dbus-1.0 -I/usr/lib/dbus-1.0/include -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include   -DDBUS_VERSION_MAJOR=1 -DDBUS_VERSION_MINOR=0 -DDBUS_VERSION_MICRO=2 -DORBIT2=1 -pthread -I/usr/include/libgnomeui-2.0 -I/usr/include/libgnome-2.0 -I/usr/include/libgnomecanvas-2.0 -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/include/libart-2.0 -I/usr/include/gconf/2 -I/usr/include/libbonoboui-2.0 -I/usr/include/gnome-vfs-2.0 -I/usr/lib/gnome-vfs-2.0/include -I/usr/include/gnome-keyring-1 -I/usr/include/orbit-2.0 […]

Power Management Specification – getting there….

Everybody who has reviewed and commented on the power-management specification – THANKS.I've got a pre-release here which will become version 0.1 assuming nobody finds any glaring errors. One thing that bothers me is that I can't seem to attach a DBUS path more than once, i.e. just change the interface rather than the interface and […]


I've proposed the org.freedesktop.PowerManagement specification on XDG list a few days ago, and the feedback has been generally very good. I've renamed a few things, cut some stuff out and generally tried to make it as cross desktop as possible. I've put the first version here for comments. This is NOT the 0.1 version, this […]

Lock keyring on sleep?

I got a comment mentioning it was a bad idea to lock the GNOME keyring on suspend and hibernate. In 2-18 there was code added to unconditionally lock the keyring when we sleep, for security. This has the unfortunate side-effect of NetworkManager asking you for your WEP password when you resume (and probably disconnecting any […]

Less crack today…

Okay, it appears my last blog post provoked a large reaction. I think the conclusion was that the libnotify notification was indeed crack-tastic, and that we should probably add this information to the tooltip, or just try and 'Do The Right Thing'. For the moment, I've added a small “Battery charge profile is estimated” to […]

Creating a new battery profile

You normally run your laptop with one battery.  Then, for the first time since you installed Linux, you insert the second battery.The discharge and charge profiles of the new combined battery have to be created from scratch, as we can't just use the single battery profile as it's no longer valid. This means your super-accurate […]

Fully charged?

g-p-m now knows how long your battery will typically last when it is discharging, even when fully charged and providing no rate information. Is it sanity, or insanity to have in the tooltip: Laptop battery fully charged.Typically provides about 2 hours 20 minutes of discharge time. Please direct positive feedback or flames to the comments […]

Happy birthday GNOME Power Manager

This is the very first ChangeLog comment. 2005-03-21  Richard Hughes  <>     * Initial release of 0.0.2 I wanted to say a huge thanks to all the people who have helped me, taught me, encouraged me and most of all the people that filed bugs, sent patches and code. This time two years ago I […]


I'm looking for a new RSS reader. I've been using liferea for years, but recently it's picked up a new feature; It now displays the number of unread items in the 22x22px tray icon: Hmm, nice. From what I can get from the authors blog it was implemented because it was cool, and to copy […]


Alexander Larsson has put together the xdg-user-dirs stuff, and caused a riot in the process. It's stable code, integrated in rawhide, and seems to be working well. He's managed to do something that we've been arguing about for years, in a cross desktop way, and in a way that is truly configurable for some of […]

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