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  • KScreensaver, KRandR Dropped From KDE Workspaces

    Phoronix: KScreensaver, KRandR Dropped From KDE Workspaces

    Martin Gräßlin made "a dream come true" today with killing the KScreensaver support in the KDE Plasma Workspaces in a commit entitled "Die kscreensaver, die!" He also proceeded to remove the KDE Screensaver KCM control module and drop other code too, including KRandR...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ5MTg

  • #2
    It really took thousands of lines to implement kscreensaver? But oh well - nobody needs screensavers these days anyway, and shrinking KDE Workspaces is always welcome. Even CRT monitors made within the last 15 years don't depend on screensavers.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
      It really took thousands of lines to implement kscreensaver? But oh well - nobody needs screensavers these days anyway, and shrinking KDE Workspaces is always welcome. Even CRT monitors made within the last 15 years don't depend on screensavers.
      A screensaver is useful to protect the information showed in your screen when you are not in your workplace.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cobito View Post
        A screensaver is useful to protect the information showed in your screen when you are not in your workplace.
        Ctrl-Alt-L -> lock screen

        You don't need flying penguins.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cobito View Post
          A screensaver is useful to protect the information showed in your screen when you are not in your workplace.
          Might want to be a lil more environmentally conscientious and just have the screen turn off, then. This ain't '95, save them watts!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cobito View Post
            A screensaver is useful to protect the information showed in your screen when you are not in your workplace.
            No.. a Screensaver itself doesnt protect anything. Because anyone can just come by and shake the mouse. What -protects- you is a lock screen.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
              You don't need flying penguins.
              :'( Please show some respect for the flying penguins. They will have no place to go anymore...

              It's funny to think that kids in 10 years won't know what a screen saver is.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by devius View Post
                :'( Please show some respect for the flying penguins. They will have no place to go anymore...
                in the current planning of Plasma2 there is still place for flying penguins when the screen is locked. Thanks to QtQuick2. Just X Screen Savers don't have a place any more - the reason should be obvious ;-)

                Originally posted by devius View Post
                It's funny to think that kids in 10 years won't know what a screen saver is.
                and they will never have heard the Nokia ring-tone...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mgraesslin View Post
                  in the current planning of Plasma2 there is still place for flying penguins when the screen is locked. Thanks to QtQuick2. Just X Screen Savers don't have a place any more - the reason should be obvious ;-)



                  and they will never have heard the Nokia ring-tone...
                  Hell I've still never had a linux machine boot with the TUX Boot logo >_>

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mgraesslin View Post
                    and they will never have heard the Nokia ring-tone...
                    And the sad part is that we live in an age where classical music rises and falls due to marketing gimmicks.

                    But then, if "Also sprach Zarathustra" is only known as "2001 music" and "Ride of the Valkyries" is "Apocalypse Now" music, then poor old Tįrrega has to live with being Nokia's cash cow.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                      And the sad part is that we live in an age where classical music rises and falls due to marketing gimmicks.

                      But then, if "Also sprach Zarathustra" is only known as "2001 music" and "Ride of the Valkyries" is "Apocalypse Now" music, then poor old Tįrrega has to live with being Nokia's cash cow.
                      learn something new each day. I had no idea that the Nokia ring tone had been composed by Tįrrega. Thank you! And the Walkürenritt is just an awesome matching piece of music for that part in Apocalypse Now. (It's overall one of my most favorite pieces of classical music - overall "Der Ring der Nibelungen" has some really great music.)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mgraesslin View Post
                        learn something new each day. I had no idea that the Nokia ring tone had been composed by Tįrrega. Thank you! And the Walkürenritt is just an awesome matching piece of music for that part in Apocalypse Now. (It's overall one of my most favorite pieces of classical music - overall "Der Ring der Nibelungen" has some really great music.)
                        I don't blame you -- Gran Vals is one of Tarrega's most rubbish compositions. It only gets played at recitals because of Nokia, really

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by devius View Post
                          :'( Please show some respect for the flying penguins. They will have no place to go anymore...

                          It's funny to think that kids in 10 years won't know what a screen saver is.
                          That's probably true - we're already at the point where the average person doesn't know what the intended purpose is of a screensaver.

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                          • #14
                            I use screensavers to display useful information . I hope they re implement an enhanced version

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Alex Sarmiento View Post
                              I use screensavers to display useful information . I hope they re implement an enhanced version
                              Can't be that useful if it only shows up when you're not actively paying attention to your computer.

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