[MPlayer-dev-eng] removing rc2 from mplayerhq.hu
Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Mon Nov 9 09:43:01 CET 2009
On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 06:46:48AM +0100, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Reimar Döffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de> writes:
> > And if you consider writing an application, I'd suggest considering
> > a more general solution, e.g. a program that inhibits the screensaver
> > based on the names of running applications, whether they are in the
> > foreground or visible at all, CPU usage, window content update activity
> > (if it is possible to get such information) or similar criteria.
> > Because from my point of view it seems not particularly reasonable that
> > every application has to instruct the screensaver how to behave instead
> > of it figuring out by itself what to do.
> Hm, so every flash animation (think ads), animated gif or similar stuff
> in some browser window has the potential to avoid the screensaver to be
> activated? Or any instant messanger, mail program or what not?
Uh, no, I didn't of course mean to implement it in the most stupid way
I assume that the application name would always be a criteria, and that
alone would be enough to get what MPlayer currently needs much effort to
Anything else would be for more advanced stuff like detecting paused
video or some such.
> I fear that monitoring application behavior is not an option for
I think that's a bold claim since nobody seems to ever have made the
slightest try, and given how very limited most applications' screensaver
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