Re: Attempted summary of suspend-blockers LKML thread, take three

From: Brian Swetland
Date: Fri Aug 06 2010 - 22:06:04 EST

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 4:59 PM, <david@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> now, android is betting that the apps are all developed specifically for the
> android from scratch, so having a different API is acceptable, even if it
> cuts them off from the rest of the *nix applications. For a phone this is
> not neccessarily an unreasonable stance, but as Android moves into the
> spaces where normal applications are in use (netbooks and tablets), this
> becomes a much shakier stance to take.

"Normal" apps work reasonably well -- they get halted when the screen
turns off, just like they do when my laptop suspends.

Wakelocks are useful for mobile-centric apps that you want to keep
running in the background, wake up and do work when the device is
"asleep", etc.

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