ANNOUNCE: xfce4-screensaver 0.1.11 released

Sean Davis sean at
Sun Nov 8 14:46:14 CET 2020

xfce4-screensaver 0.1.11 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 0.1.11
[Please note that this is a development release.]

Configuration Update:
This release updates the DPMS settings used for the Blank screensaver.
Timeouts are now stored in seconds instead of minutes, with the default
DPMS sleep now 5 seconds after the screensaver goes active. Xfconf:

Theme Update:
This release uses a new icon name, org.xfce.ScreenSaver, instead of the
generic preferences-desktop-screensaver.

- Builds: Move from exo-csource to xdt-csource (Bugzilla #16717)
- CI: Add basic GitLab pipeline
- distcheck: Add missing gs-auth-pam.c
- DPMS: Change sleep settings to seconds, default after 5 seconds (#27)
- Fix: Catch gs_listener_dbus_init failures
- Fix: remove unused flag --no-daemon
- Icons: New icons and rDNS icon name, org.xfce.ScreenSaver
- Internal: Change timers from milliseconds to seconds
- Note setuid requirement after install with shadow/bsdauth
- xfce4-screensaver.common-auth: replace @include with standard systax

Translation Updates:
Albanian, Armenian (Armenia), Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese
(China), Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Eastern Armenian,
English (Australia), Estonian, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian,
Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian
Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Serbian,
Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

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