Was the notification system dropped on purpose for low-capacity batteries?

Asked by Louis Simard on 2009-04-13

A message in the GNOME power manager used to be (at least in Hardy) delivered via a notification that disappeared on its own 30 seconds after my logins. It reads as follows:

"Your battery has a very low capacity (19%) which means that it may be old or broken."

In the Jaunty beta, as a fresh install, it is now a modal dialog with a "Do not show this message again" button.

My question is this: Was that notification moved to a full-fledged dialog on purpose? I'm not talking about the charge remaining here, I'm talking about the capacity of the battery as a percentage of its initial capacity.

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Best Steven Danna (ssd7) said :
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From the following wiki-page it seems that the behavior you are indicating was a design decision of the new notification system:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NotifyOSD#Gnome%20Power%20Manager

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"Gnome Power Manager puts up interactive notifications in many situations (bug 329296).

Five of these are unusual and important and should be acknowledged, so they should be presented as alert boxes instead:

...

      “Battery may be broken”, with text “Your battery has a very low capacity (%i%%), which means that it may be old or broken.” and a button "Do not show me this again". (This will fix bug 155191 (Battery Broken message cut off).) "

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Louis Simard (louis-simard-deactivatedaccount) said :
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I was about to file a regression bug against gnome-power-manager when I asked this question, but now I see that it was intended. Thanks for the referral, I wouldn't have known where to get that information. :)