Gnome Screensaver issues?

Miles Lane miles.lane at
Tue Feb 28 04:40:03 GMT 2006

In response to the maintainer, I added this to the bug report:

Comment #1 from William Jon McCann    (gnome-screensaver developer)
> I don't have any plans to support this.  My view is that any screensaver theme
> that requires configuration is inherently broken.

Why?  How can we who disagree with you attempt to convince you otherwise, if
you won't give us you reasons?

There are plenty of options I can live without, but I want to be able to:
1) First and foremost, I'd like to have checkboxes that allow me to select
which screensavers will be enabled in the random selection of a screensaver to
2) enter the text to be displayed in "FlipText"
3) specify the directory to be used by the hacks that use pictures pulled from
a directory (GLSlideshow, etc)
4) I'd like a slideshow that behaves like the OS/X screensaver, which doesn't
display black around the border of my pictures.  Instead, OS/X's slideshow
zooms the image so that they are larger the the heighth and width of of the
screen and then performs a "flyby", and "zoom in" or "zoom out" of the image.
The current gnome-screensaver "Pictures folder" shows no movement and simply
does a "maxspect" display of each image.  GLSlideshow almost gets it right.

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