3D screensavers - separate package

Jens Knutson jensknutson at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 16 02:57:11 UTC 2003

On Mon, 2003-12-15 at 20:34, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> 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.)

That doesn't really matter - hell, the code from Sven may end up just
being an xcreensaver fork.  The point is more that the project would be
under GNOME control.  This is not to knock Jamie or his project, they
just have different goals; it's quite unlikely that Jamie will want to
make the necessary changes to xscreensaver (like trimming the fat of
some of the "lame" or problematic screensavers, changing the
configuration GUI, etc) to make it the really great, user-oriented (as
opposed to geek-oriented) screensaver that GNOME needs.

 - jck

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