Re: gnome-screensaver 0.0.23

On Wed, 2006-01-04 at 16:47 -0500, William Jon McCann wrote:
> Hi,
> Jaap Haitsma wrote:
> >>hmm, IIRC, the typing break in gnome-settings-daemon does idle
> >>detection, so maybe we should be using that instead of having it on the
> >>screensaver? The problem is the typing break does not have any DBUS
> >>interface, so it would need to be added.
> >  
> > I like the idea of having this in gnome settings daemon. IIRC g-s-d only
> > looks at the keyboard and not at the mouse. So mouse idleness should be
> > added as well
> What is the advantage of having it in gnome-settings-daemon?
> At the moment gnome-settings-daemon doesn't have idle detection.  It has 
> a very crude type of activity detection.
> In order to decouple idle detection from the screensaver you will need 
> to solve a number of tricky technical problems.  How do you handle 
> "inhibitors"?  How do you handle races between idle and screensaver 
> activation states?  What is the sequence of events when the lock screen 
> button is pressed?  How do you do idle activation warnings?  And so on.
> Seems more reasonable to make the typing break program gnome-screensaver 
> aware.
yes, indeed sounds more reasonable.
Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo novell com>

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