Screensaver in Luna

Registered by Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff on 2011-07-03

We need to choose a screensaver and lock screen dialog to use in Luna. It's not that simple anymore.

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Status:
Complete
Approver:
None
Priority:
Medium
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Obsolete
Series goal:
Accepted for 0.2-luna
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Daniel Fore on 2012-10-12

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Here's what we have:
1) Stripped down screensaver and lock screen dialog from upstream GNOME 3 (http://i.imgur.com/AqM7I.jpg, they're gonna ditch it in 3.2)
2) Ubuntu's fork of it with lots of functionality from the GNOME2 one (https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-o-screensaver)
3) xscreensaver
4) experimental composite screensaver from Cream DE (http://droppy.lophus.org/w5aVM-idle.avi, https://github.com/sbillaudelle/fuss)
5) A 2010 Clutter GNOME screensavers GSOC project (http://live.gnome.org/SummerOfCode2010/WilliamHua_Screensavers)

Mockups:
http://whyareyoureadingthisurl.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/lock-screen-dialog-mockup/

The overwhelming consensus on two occasions in IRC is that there should be no screensaver at all. ~codygarver

You mean black screen as screensaver? That's OK, but we still need a lock screen dialog. ~shnatsel

IIRC, LightDM was supposed to be adding a lock screen. This might be worth checking out. --DanRabbit

So we're sticking to Ubuntu's slightly bugged legacy gnome thing for Luna, and inherit LightDM ASAP. There's bug 951066 for a facelift of it but I'm afraid we don't have the manpower for that. --shnatsel

Closing this blueprint since there doesn't seem to be any actual tasks other than give the lock screen a facelift which is already a bug report. --DanRabbit

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