Rework of the org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver API?

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Thu Nov 29 23:04:05 PST 2012

On quinta-feira, 29 de novembro de 2012 21.03.40, Keith Packard wrote:
> "Aaron J. Seigo" <aseigo at> writes:
> > So imho the DBUs API could indeed be stripped down a bit into a
> > basic-needs
> > application API and leave things like idle time to actual libraries.
> I'd love to see someone also fix the X server so that the interactions
> with applications aren't so darn complicated. Ideally, we'd make it
> possible for apps to avoid the dbus API and just use a sane X extension?


The screensaver should be a responsibility of the window manager, which should 
also decide whether inhibition is active or not based on whether the window in 
question is shown or not. For example, a movie player application can set this 
X property on a window, but if the window is not visible, the screensaver 
should (maybe) not be inhibited.

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