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Only install a recommended subset of screensavers by default

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At the moment, a default openSUSE install gets all the screensavers from xscreensaver. While it's quite nice, for most people, that's way too much. I believe a selection of 10-15 screensavers should be made, and then the xscreensaver  package should be split in:

  • xscreensaver: would contain the binary, and its data files
  • xscreensaver-recommended: would contain the recommended screensavers
  • xscreensaver-extras: would contain all the other screensavers

Note that we'll also need to adapt the gnome-screensaver packaging for this, but that should be easy.

Also, this would make it possible to install xscreensaver-recommended without xscreensaver itself, which is useful for GNOME, but probably also for KDE.


icons/user_comment.png S. M. wrote: (8 years ago)

If there is going to be any re-arranging done it might be good to look at other options for splitting up the various screensavers too. It would be handy to have an option to just load the ones with low resource requirements. Others might have other splits in mind.

icons/user_comment.png V. U. wrote: (8 years ago)

This is implemented in Factory. We have something like 10 screensavers by default, which is much more reasonable.

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