RE: xscreensaver and Motif...
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I have looked in the doc's and find no way to display plain old jpg's as
the screensaver instead of the animations.
I would like to see an option to display the contents of an image
directory, randomly maybe?
I tried to run the demo mode to get this dialog box you spoke of but it
just started and exited without displaying anything.
I have the app-defaults file set to use xv to display some images and all
others shut off.
What kind of extra functionality would Motif bring to a screensaver?
Not all of us know what Motif does for a program. I run Motif compiled
programs next to my others and don't see any difference in them. Except
appearence but I assume that is just the programmers preference since I've
seen good and bad appearences from all kinds of builds.
So if I know what kinds of improvements Motif will bring I'll know if I
would like to see it or not. Otherwise, only the programmers and the few
that know the differences in the lib's will be the only ones to answer
On 06-Apr-97 Larry 'Daffy' Daffner wrote:
>As the maintainer of xscreensaver, I have a few questions for users
>and potential users.
>When xscreensaver is compiled with Motif, it has a few additional
>o It can be set to do locking, either through explicit direction by
> xscreensaver-command, or automatically after a certain time period
> (which can be different than the saver timeout).
>o It can run in 'demo mode', via xscreensaver-command, which displays
> a dialog box containing all configured saver programs and allows the
> user to select a mode and run it.
>I have not yet been able to get this functionality to work with
>Lesstif, but thanks to CheapBytes, I now have the real thing and can
>compile with Motif support, so that the above functionality works.
>So, the question: Would anyone like to see packages compiled with
>Motif for the extra functionality? If so, would you like to see the
>Motif package replace or supplement the non-Motif version? Or does no
>one actually use xscreensaver, and I should just go stuff off and
>leave y'all alone? :)
> Larry Daffner | Linux: Unleash the workstation in your PC!
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Have a good one.
Rick Jones E-Mail: Rick <email@example.com>
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