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    Default KScreensaver, KRandR Dropped From KDE Workspaces

    Phoronix: KScreensaver, KRandR Dropped From KDE Workspaces

    Martin Grlin made "a dream come true" today with killing the KScreensaver support in the KDE Plasma Workspaces in a commit entitled "Die kscreensaver, die!" He also proceeded to remove the KDE Screensaver KCM control module and drop other code too, including KRandR...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ5MTg

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    It really took thousands of lines to implement kscreensaver? But oh well - nobody needs screensavers these days anyway, and shrinking KDE Workspaces is always welcome. Even CRT monitors made within the last 15 years don't depend on screensavers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmidtbag View Post
    It really took thousands of lines to implement kscreensaver? But oh well - nobody needs screensavers these days anyway, and shrinking KDE Workspaces is always welcome. Even CRT monitors made within the last 15 years don't depend on screensavers.
    A screensaver is useful to protect the information showed in your screen when you are not in your workplace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobito View Post
    A screensaver is useful to protect the information showed in your screen when you are not in your workplace.
    Ctrl-Alt-L -> lock screen

    You don't need flying penguins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobito View Post
    A screensaver is useful to protect the information showed in your screen when you are not in your workplace.
    Might want to be a lil more environmentally conscientious and just have the screen turn off, then. This ain't '95, save them watts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobito View Post
    A screensaver is useful to protect the information showed in your screen when you are not in your workplace.
    No.. a Screensaver itself doesnt protect anything. Because anyone can just come by and shake the mouse. What -protects- you is a lock screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
    You don't need flying penguins.
    :'( Please show some respect for the flying penguins. They will have no place to go anymore...

    It's funny to think that kids in 10 years won't know what a screen saver is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devius View Post
    :'( Please show some respect for the flying penguins. They will have no place to go anymore...
    in the current planning of Plasma2 there is still place for flying penguins when the screen is locked. Thanks to QtQuick2. Just X Screen Savers don't have a place any more - the reason should be obvious ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by devius View Post
    It's funny to think that kids in 10 years won't know what a screen saver is.
    and they will never have heard the Nokia ring-tone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgraesslin View Post
    in the current planning of Plasma2 there is still place for flying penguins when the screen is locked. Thanks to QtQuick2. Just X Screen Savers don't have a place any more - the reason should be obvious ;-)



    and they will never have heard the Nokia ring-tone...
    Hell I've still never had a linux machine boot with the TUX Boot logo >_>

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgraesslin View Post
    and they will never have heard the Nokia ring-tone...
    And the sad part is that we live in an age where classical music rises and falls due to marketing gimmicks.

    But then, if "Also sprach Zarathustra" is only known as "2001 music" and "Ride of the Valkyries" is "Apocalypse Now" music, then poor old Trrega has to live with being Nokia's cash cow.

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