[MPlayer-dev-eng] [RFC] kde screensaver stuff using system()

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Tue Feb 6 21:46:17 CET 2007

On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 09:22:22PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 05, 2007 at 03:53:10PM +0100, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> > I do feel a bit uncomfortable about this, it seems extremely like a hack
> > to me.
> > Is there no better way?
> > Do we really have to handle this screensaver mess?
> > Any other comments?
> We were talking about this on IRC the other day.  A problem that we
> currently have is that gnome screensaver is not stopped, which is an
> annoyance for users.  An annoyance that distros have started working
> around in multiple different and mostly hackish ways.
> A way out of this dilemma might be generating keypress events at regular
> intervals.  It promises to work across all platforms and not need to be
> extended for the screensaver du jour ..

Ans as xine noticed is in no way at all "safe", creating problems for
user with disabilities, accidentially activating some window manager
stuff or so and all other kinds of stuff.
As a developer, I'm not really seeing a point in it, seeing that after
so many years the screensaver developers still haven't gotten their
asses up. Why should we have to fix the problems their programs are
making? Otherwise it is our policy not to work around other people's
bugs - and this whole screensaver disabling is someone else's bug!

Reimar Döffinger

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