About xfce-screensaver.c

Jarno Suni sunijarno at gmail.com
Sun May 2 11:11:19 CEST 2021

On Thu, Apr 29, 2021 at 10:41 AM Simon Steinbeiss <simon at xfce.org> wrote:

> Regarding your topic - I'm aware of the long-time pending patches for xflock4, but there were always reservations about building an "intelligent lock script". Simply summarized: putting something as sensitive as locking on the shoulders of a (then: complex) bash script doesn't sound like something we want to maintain or be responsible for. So we basically stuck to the "simple/dumb" solution that xflock4 is today.
> Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying we can't improve xflock4, but I'd prefer small(er) steps since testing these things is tedious (multiple platforms, multiple lockers) and a manual task.

You can speak for yourself, of course. Could you be more specific in
that what kind of small(er) steps you would prefer? (I edited the
merge request BTW)

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