[ubuntu-studio-devel] xfce4-screensaver

Erich Eickmeyer eeickmeyer at ubuntu.com
Sat Mar 9 23:43:09 UTC 2019

Hi all,

Sean Davis (bluesabre) did an amazing job and ported mate-screensaver 
to xfce4-screensaver. The motivation, as I understand it, is because 
light-locker is largely unmaintained and causes a race condition when 
resuming from sleep due to the vt change (or something like that, we 
don't need to get too technical on this).

With that, light-locker and xscreensaver are being largely depricated 
by the Xubuntu team (who can correct me if I'm wrong... well, anybody 
can correct me) in favor of xfce4-screensaver. I think this change, if 
it needs to happen in our seeds, needs to happen.

If you want to test it first, that's good practice. That said, I can 
say from personal experience that I have experienced the light-locker 
race condition myself, and it's definitely not a good bug to have.

Anyhow, we don't need to make this change immediately. Our priority 
right now is the Developer Membership Board meeting happening on Monday 
at 1500 UTC (I may have posted that this was at 1200 UTC, that was a 
mistake) for mine and Ross's applications for Per-Package Uploader 
permissions. My application, I expect, will be rejected due to lack of 
experience, so I'm in it mostly for the feedback. However, we're hoping 
for success with Ross's application, which is getting a lot of support 
at present.

With that, I want to say that this change in the seed, if necessary, 
isn't as high of a priority, but it would bring some good bug fixes to 
our default Xfce desktop.


Erich Eickmeyer
Council Chair
Ubuntu Studio


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