Bug#895478: gnome-screensaver: package Description should mention that it is not part of GNOME 3
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Like GNOME Panel (#895348), gnome-screensaver is left over from GNOME 2
and is no longer necessary or desirable in a GNOME 3 environment. Unlike
GNOME Panel, gnome-screensaver is no longer maintained upstream (I've
just filed a bug tagged as "upstream wontfix" to document this).
The package's Description doesn't give any hints that it is no longer
part of a "normal" GNOME installation, and I think it should.
Currently, the Description is:
> GNOME screen saver and locker
> gnome-screensaver is a screen saver and locker that aims to have simple,
> sane and secure defaults, and be well integrated with the GNOME desktop.
> It is designed to support, among other things:
> * the ability to lock down configuration settings
> * translation into other languages
> * user switching
Here is an attempt at a more current description:
Screensaver and screen lock formerly used in GNOME
gnome-screensaver is a simple screen saver and screen lock, used in older
versions of the GNOME desktop environment.
It is designed to support, among other things:
* the ability to lock down configuration settings
* translation into other languages
* user switching
This package is not necessary in the GNOME desktop environment, because
GNOME Shell contains its own screen lock implementation. It is
used by lighter-weight desktop environments such as GNOME Flashback.
- mention that it isn't part of GNOME
- mention the replacement
- mention GNOME Flashback
- remove "secure defaults" because I don't think we should advertise
unmaintained software as being particularly secure
- remove statements about integration with the GNOME desktop because
the only screensaver that is integrated with the current GNOME desktop
is tightly integrated as part of GNOME Shell