> > Since noone seems to have any comment on this, we can start with step 2.
> > We have to decide which tools are actually going to be designed. I
> > propose the following, comments are, naturally, welcome :) :
> > 1) Runlevel editor: to add and remove services from runlevels, and to
> > start, stop and restart services. I actually made this, some time ago,
> > screenie can be found at:
> > http://blubber.student.utwente.nl/~blubber/gct.png Although I made it
> > myself completely, it's based on redhats tool.
> This seems quite obvious to me
Yes, well redhat's editor is very nice, ie the GUI. It just a waste of
time to come up with a new gui :). That's what opensource is all about
> What exactly do you mean by this. A network interface configurator?
A tool you can use to configure your network connection. So it basically
should edit /etc/conf.d/net, /etc/hosts, /etc/resolv.conf and add the
appropriate links to /etc/init.d/.
> > 3) Portage editor: to edit all variables in /etc/make.conf, including
> > selecting mirrors, and adding use-flags
> What would be great is an editor that would also allow the specification of
> package use flags (with nice descriptions etc.) and mask/unmask as supported
> by the prereleases.
That's more someting to think about when we reach step 3. But it
certainly would be nice :).
> > 4) User administration tool: to administrate local users.
> Gentoo is for this not different to any other distro. While we might want to
> create a superior user editing tool with say kerberos and ldap support, I
> don't think it should have priority. We could of course just addapt a general
> one to get the same look-and-feel.
True, we might as well borrow redhat's tool. And later on, we can extend
it to support for instance ldap. Again, opensource rules :)
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