wayland screen locker and security in general

Matt Turner mattst88 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 01:23:19 PDT 2011

2011/4/6 Michal Suchanek <hramrach at centrum.cz>:
> 2011/4/6 Joakim Sindholt <bacn at zhasha.com>:
>> On Wed, 2011-04-06 at 11:42 +0200, Michal Suchanek wrote:
>>> 2011/4/5 Vinícius dos Santos Oliveira <vini.ipsmaker at gmail.com>:
>>> >> How will apps like mplayer/vlc/browsers-playing-videos tell the compositor
>>> >> that they are "busy" drawing and that the lock should NOT be engaged even
>>> >> though there hasn't been any keyboard/mouse activity for long stretches?  As
>>> >> compared to "default" apps that just paint "im bored" over and over again,
>>> >> where the idle lock should get switched on...
>>> >
>>> > Take a look at
>>> > http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2009-April/010317.html
>>> >
>>> So is dbus absolutely required part of wayland then?
>>> Thanks
>>> Michal
>> No, but as it is a standard desktop component for IPC it seems fitting
>> to use it. The specification is intentionally vague on the subject.
> JFYI I have a desktop environment running completely without dbus.
> That does not mean that dbus cannot or should not be used. It is just
> not as standard as the two most bloated desktop environments might
> make it seem. AFAICT dbus is just a replacement for a directory tree
> with unix sockets under /tmp. Either is equally functional.

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