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On 2018/11/21 16:23, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> So: what are the pros and cons of xfce4-screensaver? I have no idea wh
> is yet another screensaver rewrite/fork upstream, but it's done. That
> said that doesn't mean we need to introduce it in Debian.
This is essentially a fork of mate-screensaver (which was a fork of the
original gnome-screensaver) but without all the mate dependencies. It
has better integration with xfce than xscreensaver, especially in terms
of appearance and its theming.
I would not pit it directly against light-locker since they are somewhat
different tools. light-locker is a screen lock utility that integrates
with lightdm, where xfce4-screensaver also locks your screen but
displays screensavers while doing so.
xfce4-screensaver is also still in an early phase, and I don't think it
would be wise to replace light-locker with xfce4-screensaver any time so
Having said that, I do intend to use it, and have users who want to use
it, and having it in Debian is a lot better than users having to get it
from some random PPA. I can't think of a reason why it would be
inappropriate to have this in Debian at all.
> Why fixing light-locker is not possible? What assurance do we have the
> screensaver won't be ditched for something else in a few months/year?
I don't think that such an assurance exists for any software. IMHO the
amount of login managers, screensavers, etc is already a mess and I
actually hope that we'll be able to ditch some of the existing
implementations in the future for something that makes more sense (no
chance of that happening for buster though).
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