XScreenSaver vs. CADT

Dear Lazyweb, I am told that the Linux folks have been "improving" things again, and by "improving" I mean "deleting 25 year old APIs without providing a compatibility layer." Specifically:

I'm told that some distros have stopped shipping gdk-pixbuf-xlib.

I'm also told that libglade is on the chopping block, and that there is a migration tool, and also that said migration tool does not work.

It would be great if someone were to send me a patch that makes xscreensaver still compile and run properly in the face of these pointless, unnecessary changes.

I have no interest -- in fact, less than no interest, a positive disinterest -- in figuring this out, so I'm not going to. I haven't thought about GTK since the 90s and I'd like to keep it that way.

To whoever does this, the xscreensaver users thank you, and my inbox thanks you.

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TicketBastard wants your medical records

Sure, I'm completely comfortable with clicking "share my medical data with a multinational advertising conglomerate and their partners and subsidiaries", why do you ask?

Once the test was complete, the fan would instruct the lab to deliver the results to their health pass company, like CLEAR or IBM. If the tests were negative, or the fan was vaccinated, the health pass company would verify the attendee's COVID-19 status to Ticketmaster, which would then issue the fan the credentials needed to access the event.

And this part is rich:

For Ticketmaster, two new technologies at the companies will help its clients scale the program. The first is digital ticketing that's linked to a fan's identity, eliminates paper tickets and can be restricted from being transferred or resold.

Of all the fictional things in this article, that is the most fictional. It will never, ever, ever happen. TicketBastard is in the business of scalping tickets and re-selling them for above face value. Tying tickets to the purchaser would destroy their business model.

It's not a bug -- it's the company's entire grift.

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