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