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  • XScreenSaver 6.0 Released With Increased Security, Better EGL & GLSL/GLES 3.0 Support

    Phoronix: XScreenSaver 6.0 Released With Increased Security, Better EGL & GLSL/GLES 3.0 Support

    XScreenSaver as the open-source screensaver solution for Linux as well as macOS systems this last week reached version 6.0. With XScreenSaver 6.0 comes increased security and other enhancements...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...r-6.0-Released

  • #2
    What about screensavers under Wayland?

    I don't even use any screensaver these days, it just turns off the screen instead.

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    • #3
      There‘s swaylock for example but it’s rather a lockscreen and not a traditional screensaver.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
        What about screensavers under Wayland?
        It's handled by the compositor, which is way safer than anything you could get on X11.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by treba View Post

          It's handled by the compositor, which is way safer than anything you could get on X11.
          Yeah, but I use GNOME and it does not have any screensavers, so that means I cannot have any screensavers since its handled by the compositor and it has no support for any?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by uid313 View Post

            Yeah, but I use GNOME and it does not have any screensavers, so that means I cannot have any screensavers since its handled by the compositor and it has no support for any?
            Eventually all nagging silly issues on wayland environments will go away, slowly common solutions will be developed and agreed upon, new shared libraries such as what's going to happen with the EDID parsing, meaning that the likes of XFCE/MATE/SWAY/KDE etc will all have lots of nice stuff like "screensavers"

            All connoisseur/specialised desktops... desktops other than Gnome this is. Gnome will continue with their long traditional goal of making the life of their users miserable release after release.

            I'm sorry to be that blunt but there is no sign of intelligent life at Gnome's foundation.
            Last edited by JPFSanders; 08 April 2021, 07:36 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JPFSanders View Post

              Eventually all nagging silly issues on wayland environments will go away, slowly common solutions will be developed and agreed upon
              Yes, eventually. And slowly.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by uid313 View Post

                Yeah, but I use GNOME and it does not have any screensavers, so that means I cannot have any screensavers since its handled by the compositor and it has no support for any?
                Do you use a CRT monitor?

                Because CRTs are the only reason why a screensaver would make sense. Because
                A. CRTs burn in if you show a standing picture, especially if there is a high contrast and
                B. Because they need to warm up if waking up from standby and its not that good for their cathode.

                If you have a LCD or some other modern type of display, gnome behaves right, it just turns off the monitors.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JPFSanders View Post

                  All connoisseur/specialised desktops... desktops other than Gnome this is. Gnome will continue with their long traditional goal of making the life of their users miserable release after release.

                  I'm sorry to be that blunt but there is no sign of intelligent life at Gnome's foundation.
                  Long time Xfce user here, hated Gnome, its design, its CSD headerbars, its philosophy and its people and today I can not believe how stupid I was. I gave myself a challenge to try gnome for a few days in its Wayland session after I got my Radeon and I since have not looked back. Its that good. I never had seen a desktop that was so flexible and hack-able and that really hit a nerve.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Alexmitter View Post

                    Do you use a CRT monitor?

                    Because CRTs are the only reason why a screensaver would make sense. Because
                    A. CRTs burn in if you show a standing picture, especially if there is a high contrast and
                    B. Because they need to warm up if waking up from standby and its not that good for their cathode.

                    If you have a LCD or some other modern type of display, gnome behaves right, it just turns off the monitors.
                    Wtf, I hate screensavers now!

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