Subject: Re: gnome vs. xscreensaver [was: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc]
To: Dan Winship <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/11/2000 09:24:41
On Mon, 11 Sep 2000, Dan Winship wrote:

> > 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).

The thing I don't like about the included screensaver capplet is that
it presents a black box where there's supposed to be a demo. In fact,
the "demo" is simply a png, support for which appears to be broken.

> But
> the GNOME people don't like the one Jamie wrote because its interface
> to configuring the hacks is "edit this command line".

What command line? The xscreensaver-demo configuration tool is
basically the same stand-alone program in the non-gnome version, with
hooks to run within the control-center space.