[Portland] Re: First xdg-utils beta release

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Sat Jul 8 14:52:46 EEST 2006

On Friday 07 July 2006 20:48, William Jon McCann wrote:
> Hi Waldo and others,
> It was a pleasure talking with you at GUADEC last week.  I am glad that
> we share the goal of providing a sensible and desktop neutral API for
> developers to use.
> Here are some of my initial thoughts regarding the xdg-screensaver part
> of the xdg-utils.
> I have two primary concerns with the approach:
>       1. That the scripts will interfere with or undermine the
> acceptance of the org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver DBUS API.

Hmm, I think the DBus interface is a different matter. Any application or 
application framework capable of using DBus will prefer using the standard 
Once widespread, the xdg-utils script can be changed to do a DBus call 
interally when it detects the presence of an implementing service.
Obviously the GNOME codepath can use it as soon as the GNOME developers feel 
it is their recommended way

In the meanwhile, however, the script can allow at least basic screensaver 
control across different versions of multiple desktops environments.


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
Moderator: www.mrunix.de (German), www.qtcentre.org
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