[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#544857: Bug#544857: xfce4-utils: xflock4 can be improved

Luca Niccoli lultimouomo at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 23:41:18 UTC 2009

2009/9/3 Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org>:
> On jeu, 2009-09-03 at 13:15 +0200, Luca Niccoli wrote:
>> As it is now, xflock4 doesn't check for the presence of xlock, which isn't
>> guaranteed to be present on the system.
> Yeah, it's not really grave to be honest. What if it fails? It's the
> last one anyway :)

Not a big deal, but this way it throws a sensible error message;
otherwise it looks that xlock is the only option (the error message
now is xlock: no such file or directory)

> I'm not really sure I want to recommend xtrlock usage considering it's
> not really intended to hide the screen.

It's the last fallback option anyway, so the alternative is leaving
the screen unlocked... of course there's no need of a package
dependency, people will have to willingly install it, so they will be
conscious of it shortcomings.
The best solution would be to have it configurable, but I think it's
overkill - it's just locking the screen, every available program that
does it should be ok.



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