About xfce-screensaver.c

Jarno Suni sunijarno at gmail.com
Sun May 2 12:21:21 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.

The script has GPL license so it is not much different than C code in
that sense. I agree that writing a portable shell script is demanding,
but I have tried to do it anyway. There are numerous issues concerning
desktop locking in xfce4-power-manager, xfce4-session and
xfce4-screensaver projects. Who takes responsibility of them? My merge
request actually aims to resolve some of those issues.

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