3D screensavers - separate package

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Mon Dec 15 22:26:53 UTC 2003

> No, for various reasons, including:
> - there's no good way to key packages as 'install this if you
>   have hardware 3d support'
> - the 2d screensavers can (and do) chew just as much CPU as the 3d
>   ones
> Patches that allow switching automatically to the blank screensaver
> in the case of running on battery, etc. would certainly be considered;
> you'd probably want to hook into the dbus event framework for getting
> power events from the kernel in the future.

I'd encourage the screensavers to be packaged as:


I abhor ALL screensavers as they frequently cause lockups on odd video
cards. I'd love to remove all the 'fun' ones and just have
screenblank+lock in xscreensaver.

Do you think that would be permissable? Still have all the fun ones
default to installed but be removable.


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