[CentOS] XScreenSaver

Mon Apr 9 08:02:51 UTC 2018
Pete Biggs <pete at biggs.org.uk>

> It's not rocket science: someone on your distro's team just needs to
> update it ONCE A YEAR. If that is too onerous for them, then I'd prefer
> that they not distribute my software at all.

And that just goes to show that he knows not what CentOS is - since
clearly he doesn't realise that it is NOT distributed by CentOS at all.
I suspect RH don't touch it for this very reason.

> If you don't like the way XScreenSaver works, then don't run it. I hear
> GNOME Screensaver is a thing that also exists. See how that works out
> for you instead."
> I didn't know a screensaver was that critical.
I tend to go along with Gnome when it comes to screen savers: they
serve no purpose what so ever other than eye candy. Don't bother with
them. Just configure Gnome to lock the session and blank the screen so
the monitor turns off.

If your corporate masters require uplifting messages to be shown on all
the screens, then require them to provide you with the resources to
sort out the software.