GNOME Screensaver Frontend
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>
- To: GNOME Desktop Hackers <desktop-devel-list gnome org>, GNOME Love <gnome-love gnome org>
- Subject: GNOME Screensaver Frontend
- Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 12:45:13 +1100
Something that has come up many times, but probably not fleshed out enough
for pimping to gnome-love and new contributors is a new GNOME Screensaver
frontend. Despite previous attempts, it seems that 'fixing' GNOME support in
xscreensaver itself is pretty pointless, but the hacks 'protocol/standard'
is worth supporting, so...
* New GNOME daemon and frontend to launch and configure xscreensaver hacks
(it could be in gnome-settings-daemon or something like that, but that's
an implementation detail).
* Provides some detail to the rest of the system about idle time (via X
and D-BUS, whatever standards are in place). Curtis had some points
about this, which I'll leave to him.
* Integrates with GDM to make the fast user switching stuff we already
have (thanks to George's awesome work) waaay easier to access.
* We can ship a set of very appropriate, sensible and GNOMEy hacks with
the package, that may use GNOME libraries and whatnot (stuff like
libart, cairo, svg, yada yada, whatever we have to hand in the Developer
Platform or Desktop).
* People who really love the xscreensaver hacks can always install them
and use them if they want, because they'd be used and found in exactly
the same way.
It's hard to put things like this in bugzilla, so here it is here. ;-)
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