Screensaver to be or not to be (was: Re: Security Audit Request for Screenlocker Branch)

Thomas L├╝bking thomas.luebking at
Tue Oct 11 19:54:42 BST 2011

Am Tue, 11 Oct 2011 18:02:32 +0200
schrieb Torgny Nyblom <nyblom at>:
> Screensaver is bling only
No, "screensaver hacks are bling only", a "screensaver" is a
software relic.

The key aspect is "when and why is there eye-candy".
You can still run all scsreensavers to look at them, they're just
ordinary single window applications.
You can even run them fullscreen. No problem.

BUT: running them automatically because you're away and the system is
idle is simply not a justifiable (anymore) and that was the concept of a
"screensaver" which was just 10 years ago, but is no way today - and on
battery driven systems actually must be tagged stupid, sorry.


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