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Re: Support for multiple batteries

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Support for multiple batteries
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2020 09:40:13 -0400

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  >   This can be perceived as a regression
  > on multi-battery systems because battery-upower currently assumes a
  > single battery, whereas the previous defaults of battery-status-function
  > on modern GNU/Linux systems (battery-linux-sysfs and
  > battery-linux-proc-acpi) support multiple batteries.  The patch in [5]
  > adds support for multiple batteries to battery-upower as well, so that
  > it can remain the default backend when applicable.

It sounds like that could make it work again for me.  Would you
please tell me when it is installed, so I can try it?

  > For example, they sum the current energy and energy-when-full of each
  > battery, and divide the former by the latter to get the combined load
  > percentage.

That sounds like the right thing for them to do.

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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