UPS support into the Integrated Power Management

Registered by Arnaud Quette on 2007-09-15

We can get a better integrated support for USB UPSs on Ubuntu than Windows OnNow or Mac OS X PowerManagement, simply at a cost of ~ 130 Kb (package).
The software exists and is already available in Ubuntu: http://packages.ubuntu.com/jaunty/nut-hal-drivers
For the moment, the features level is the same as Windows/OS X (ie no UPS poweroff), but the manufacturers support is wider. And it should greatly evolve by the release of Jaunty.
The hard point is that nut-hal-drivers must be installed by default (so entering "main"), without any package (ubuntu-minimal, and the like) depending on it since it conflicts with the classic NUT packages. And we must allow users to install the classic NUT to access its bonus features...

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Malcolm Yates
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Arnaud Quette
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Arnaud Quette
Definition:
Review
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Beta Available
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Arnaud Quette on 2007-09-15

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- nut-hal-drivers 2.2.2 is Jaunty main, and has a good support (showing data in Gnome Power Manager for all NUT USB UPS supported)
- DeviceKit-power will be the new target for upstream development (target: NUT 2.4), though the HAL support will still be provided upstream

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