ANNOUNCE: xfce4-screensaver 0.1.7 released

Sean Davis smd.seandavis at
Sun Jul 28 19:16:13 CEST 2019

xfce4-screensaver 0.1.7 is now available for download from

What is xfce4-screensaver?

xfce4-screensaver is a screen saver and locker that aims to have simple,
sane, secure defaults and be well integrated with the desktop.
xfce4-screensaver is a port of MATE Screensaver, itself a port of GNOME
Screensaver. It has been tightly integrated with the Xfce desktop,
utilizing Xfce libraries and the Xfconf configuration backend.


Release notes for 0.1.7
[Please note that this is a development release.]

- Added configuration tool for individual screensavers
- Added support for on-screen keyboards

Code Cleanup:
- Drop libXxf86 dependency, no longer implemented or available
- Removed unneeded login window construction code
- Removed window shaking on failed login
- Removed unused session-idle signal
- Removed unused code from gs-manager/gs-window-x11
- Simplified lock screen code
- Simplified screensaver activation and locking code

- Improved wallpaper drawing at 2x scale
- Migrated xfce4-screensaver-command to GDBus
- Fixed confusion between saver and lock timeouts

Translation Updates:
Armenian (Armenia), Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China),
Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician,
German, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish,
Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Turkish

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