Re: gnome-screensaver in CVS
- From: William Jon McCann <mccannwj pha jhu edu>
- To: Mike Hearn <mike navi cx>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: gnome-screensaver in CVS
- Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 17:13:55 -0400
Mike Hearn wrote:
Will there be a random screensaver mode? I quite liked that feature of
the current xscreensaver.
It is an interesting problem. The daemon supports it. You can turn it
on via gconf for now. However, I'm not really convinced it is necessary
to expose this in the capplet. I think the option really says more
about the quality of most screensaver themes than it does to solve any
real world problems. We have all become used to it being there.
Here's another way I've thought about it. As far as I know, we don't
offer an option to randomize the desktop backgrounds while we are
sitting at the screen. So, why do we care if the screensaver theme
cycles randomly while we aren't?
I'm not set against it. I would just like to have a good reason for it.
Also, including the option implies that the screensaver theme list
should be long. Which may not be a good thing.
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