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Re: Discussion of bug #311683, default kde install shows porn

* R. Armiento [Fri, 03 Jun 2005 18:02:54 +0200]:

> I just want to bring bug #311683 to "public awareness" and
> discussion. Since it is a bit of a "sociopolitcal" and policy
> issue, I suspect there may be people out there who feel
> strongly about this one way or the other, and with
> the upcoming release of debian sarge, it might not be optimal
> if this feature makes it out to the official release "under
> the radar" without being publically discussed.

  1. This is not getting fixed for Sarge, it has been reported too late.
     You may want to (try to) convince the Stable Release Manager that
     this is really suitable or even necessary for a point release.

  2. The KDE team has already said (read the bug log) that we will
     provide a solution for this issue in our next upload. Either by not
     providing the Web Collage screensaver at all in the Control Center,
     or (preferably) by not letting Random mode pick it.

     Other solutions, like having Random mode let you pick what
     screensavers to use, are in upstream's realm.

  3. If you're a system administrator and are concerned about this
     biting you and your users, do one of these:

     - don't install the kscreensaver-xsavers package
     - dpkg-divert --add --rename /usr/share/applnk/System/ScreenSavers/webcollage.desktop

  4. If you're a KDE user and don't want Random mode to pick Web
     Collage, do one of these:

     - don't use Random mode
     - ask your sysadmin to perform one of the actions in (3)
     - drop the attached file in ~/.kde/share/applnk/System/ScreenSavers;
       do gunzip it first, but DO NOT rename it. (With it, whenever Web
       Collage would have been used, "Blank Screen" will be called instead.
       I attach the diff to the original file too.)

  5. If you are reading the above and think "Debian should deliver a
     good product by default, and neither (3) nor (4) are reasonable
     things to ask to our users", I agree, but the timing of this report
     has been very unfortunate.


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Attachment: webcollage.desktop.gz
Description: Binary data

--- webcollage.desktop
+++ webcollage.desktop
@@ -1,9 +1,8 @@
 [Desktop Entry]
 X-KDE-Category=Banners & Pictures
 Name=Web Collage
@@ -38,7 +37,7 @@
 Name[zu]=Umdwebo wezithombe ze-Web
 [Desktop Action Setup]
-Exec=kxsconfig webcollage
+Exec=kblankscrn.kss -setup
@@ -94,7 +93,7 @@
 [Desktop Action InWindow]
-Exec=kxsrun webcollage -- -window-id %w
+Exec=kblankscrn.kss -window-id %w
 Name=Display in Specified Window
 Name[bg]=Стартиране в избран прозорец
 Name[bs]=Prikaži u navedenom prozoru
@@ -134,7 +133,7 @@
 [Desktop Action Root]
-Exec=kxsrun webcollage -- -root
+Exec=kblankscrn.kss -root
 Name=Display in Root Window
 Name[bg]=Стартиране в главния прозорец
 Name[bs]=Prikaži u korijenskom prozoru

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