3D screensavers - separate package

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Tue Dec 16 02:34:44 UTC 2003

Jens Knutson (jensknutson at yahoo.com) said: 
> http://lists.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2003-December/msg00017.html
> So anyway, yeah, GNOME recognizes the problems with xscreensaver, and at
> some point, we'll get a nice replacement.

However, in the points listed there; there's not really
that much there that doesn't already exist in xscreensaver
(using generic hacks, and having a lib that makes writing some
stuff easier - the lib just isn't packaged as such.)

Moreover, when you're talking about fast user switching,
the screensaver is *not* the place to start solving the problem;
what you really want to do is just build in VNC-like support
to all sessions, and then just disconnect and switch to new local
ones; this can be added to any screensaver rewrite post-fact, IMO.

IOW, I don't think he's looking at the issues mentioned in this


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