Re: A patch to make gnome-control-center use xml-i18n-tools

On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 11:46:15AM -0400, Bradford Hovinen wrote:
> On 18 Jul 2001 13:50:19 +0200, Carlos Perell? Mar?n wrote:
> <snip>
> > I'm working on it, but I don't like this solution because we should
> > update our xml files every time that XScreenSaver updates its
> > XScreenSaver_ad.h file. I also don't like the fact that XSreenSaver
> > don't use our widgets to ask your password, I think that this way we are
> > confusing the GNOME user. It's possible to get those changes into the
> > main xscreensaver module? (with, for example, a --enable-gnome switch to
> > only get those changes at building time and let use the actual widgets
> > by default, something like dia, that could use plain gtk or gnome).
> I am certain JWZ will not accept such changes into XScreensaver. He has
> stated as much in the past.
> Ideally, the solution is to write a new daemon that does not have the
> breakage that XScreensaver has. It is not easy to find a person to do
> this, though, since we cannot afford to assign a full-time employee to
> it.

Instead of starting from scratch, one could fork the codebase, no?  I'm
not familiar with XScreenSaver (I don't even have it installed on my
main workstation), so I don't know how feasible that might be.  But a
fork of a codebase already in existance might be easier that writing a
whole new daemon, depending on exactly what it is that is wrong with

> > --
> > Carlos Perell? Mar?n
> > mailto:carlos gnome-db org
> > mailto:carlos hispalinux es
> >
> >
> > Valencia - Spain
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