mgraesslin at kde.org
Fri Jan 11 10:37:43 GMT 2013
On Friday 11 January 2013 10:47:40 Martin Sandsmark wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 10:28:22AM +0100, Martin Gräßlin wrote:
> > and what has protecting the screen against burn-ins to do with security?
> > Nothing, right.
> Which is why the lock screen has usually been activated separately from the
no, it wasn't. The lock screen had been implemented inside the screen savers.
Yes blank screen was just another kind of screensavers.
> > Btw. we are not the only ones who go the way of removing screen savers in
> > favor of lock screens. The same happened at GNOME and at Microsoft. So
> > somehow the people working on such features came all independently to the
> > same conclusion.
> Windows 8 still has screensavers AFAIK?
yes in the same way as we have screensavers. As a legacy option
> And Gnome is not something to be emulated in the least bit, IMHO.
which is not what I wrote.
> > Yes sure there are still CRTs around, there are Plasma screens around and
> > somewhen in the future OLEDs might be used which show the problem. Does
> > that mean that we should use a default (because that's what it's all
> > about) which is not optimal for the 99.9 % of our user base that actually
> > uses LCD screens?
> Where on earth did you pull that statistic from? And while your arguments
> may be in favour of using a blank screensaver by default, I think something
> that is optimal for 100% of our users is better than 99.9%, and I think you
> > and again that is orthogonal. There is nothing preventing anyone to add an
> > animation to the lock screen.
> Sure, let's just make sure it works properly.
> > As I wrote it's a HACK and has always been like that.
> Well, they have always been known as screen hacks, yes, but mostly because
> they are clever graphical hacks AFAIK. :-P
> Martin Sandsmark
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