[debian] openmoko-panel-plugin 0.5

arne anka openmoko at ginguppin.de
Fri Nov 7 16:33:09 CET 2008

> some cases a good alternative is to simply hide the icon of the disabled
> hardware components

i think hiding is the worst way.
other phones use to fade icons of services not available/disabled (frinst  
the treo does it with the bluetooth icon -- gray when disabled, blue when  
the problem with the gps icon is, that it is hard to determine if it means  
"disabled" or "enabled" -- the meaning of those icons is exactly opposite:  
deliver the crucial information at first sight w/o any pondering.
that said -- i still have no idea how an easily recognized icon for gps  
should look like. bluetooth and wlan got their respective logos, for gsm  
this thingumabob showing signla strength (what's the term?) is pretty  
common and transports more information then just on/off.

>> i also would like to be able to un-/lock screen with power-button ..
>> but actually i don't know how to "disable touch" so it doesn't emmit
>> events .. anyone some ideas ?
> I don't know if/how you can do that.  But you can place a window at the
> very forefront that hides everything else and grabs all events.

after all, it's an X/kernel issue -- so, probably below /sys there's an  
interface. but shouldn't frameworkd handle that kind of things?

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