Subject: Re: gnome vs. xscreensaver [was: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc]
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Dan Winship <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/11/2000 10:06:42
> The choices are: 1) remove the screensaver settings (and ideally, the
> binaries, too) from the control-center package, or 2) eliminate
> xscreensaver-gnome. Thoughts?

Neither is perfect. jwz doesn't like the screensaver capplet that
ships with control-center because it has to be manually updated for
each new screensaver hack (which hasn't happened in a long time). But
the GNOME people don't like the one Jamie wrote because its interface
to configuring the hacks is "edit this command line".

Completeness or ease-of-use. Pick one. :-/

This might be fixed in control-center 1.4, so whichever way you go
you'll want to revisit it then.

-- Dan