Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 59891
xscreensaver needs gnome stuff
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:25:36 EDT
xscreensaver-4.0-1 requires a bunch of gnome libraries....why?
If this is neccesary than we need a -kde and -gnome versions
because I am using kde and do not want to install all the
Building xscreensaver-4.00-1.src.rpm also requires /usr/bin/gnome-config.
What happens is that gnome takes over xscreensaver here, which is a
perfectly fine independent piece. I use it with KDE and I'm happy.
Please, please, revert it, let gnome require xscreensaver, not vice versa.
It's gnome what uses it, not vice versa. Don't break the logic.
Now, I think it's fine to switch from motif to gtk in xscreensaver-demo.
Both are not kdelibs, so shouldn't matter to me and other kde users.
How about spliting the package into xscreensaver and xscreensaver-demo?
First should contain hacks and demon, second - GUI config-tool.
This, btw, will better fit Gnome too, since it also uses it's own control
center to control xscreensaver.
Please, please, please!
Split xscreensaver into at least two packages:
xscreensaver (or xscreensaver-common):
- providing deamon itself, xscreensaver-control and executable modules
- requiring only on XFree86, and other low level stuff.
xscreensaver-gnome (or xscreensaver-demo):
- providing config programm xscreensaver-demo based on GTK,
and control-center hooks
- requiring gnome stuff and xscreensaver
and later (hopefully some day) we'll have
I love kde, but honestly their screensavers suck. Since 7.3 I depend on gnome.
This solution will make everybody happy.
and finally this is how kde developers make xscreensavers work for them
without any patching!
Just enother point for xscreensaver independence. I'll open RFE for
xscreensaver depends on gnome in order to make xscreensaver-command funtion as
the gnome control-center configurator (it needs to link against Gnome's
libcapplet to do this) in Gnome 1.x.
In a Gnome 2.x world, xscreensaver only depends on Gtk 2.x, not on Gnome 2.x.
So this problem (the unwanted dependence on Gnome) will go away once Red Hat
updates their distro (and their xscreensaver build) to Gtk 2.x / Gnome 2.x.
(xscreensaver only supports Gnome / Gtk 2.x as of xscreensaver 4.x, which I
don't think RH has yet shipped with any release.)
The current version in rawhide (4.05-x) only requires gtk-2.x, as jwz mentioned.