Feature roadmap/Shutdown menu
|Feature subcategory||Category:Power management|
|Specification|| See thread at: http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2008-October/020530.html
Summary of that thread:
Currently it is much easier to "crash" the laptop (by holding the power button down) than it is to shut it down cleanly. while journalled filesystems can recover from this on the next boot, application writes in progress might not.
Pushing the power button on the laptop should present a menu or dialog allowing shutdown. as a strawman UI, the pushing the button should result in a simple dialog that looks like:
The laptop will suspend in 5 seconds. Shutdown, Suspend Now, Cancel
Or, perhaps more simply:
The laptop will suspend in 5 seconds Push the power button again to shutdown.
It's probably important that existing behavior (i.e., pushing the button causes a suspend) not be interfered with too much. not using extra keys, nor needing the mouse, is also desirable.
This will need to interact with lid-close in a sensible manner. namely:
Ideally, power button "menu" should work indepently of sugar (so that it behaves correctly with other window managers), and even independently of X11, so that it works when the user is at a console prompt.
Ideally, if Sugar is running, the first press (which brings up the prompt) would in parallel cause the foreground activity to save its state (as if it was going into the background), speeding up either the subsequent suspend, or the subsequent shutdown.
|Target for 9.1?||yes|