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From: Gytis Raciukaitis <raciuk@...>
Subject: Re: Gentoo Configuration Tools
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 00:01:41 +0200
hi, 

> > First of all let's decide what level of tools we need. All the hackers
> > outthere will be using good ol' "vi some.conf" method, but for new users
> > these tools and the ease of use might be a critical point in choosing
> > Gentoo.
> 
> For me the tools should be helpfull in daytoday administration of gentoo. I 
> don't think we should target newbees. When things are a bit more complicated 
> it forces people to think first, and then press the button. This does not 
> mean that things should be overcomplicated. It just means that the tool 
> should not make decisions for you (like the rest of gentoo tries to avoid 
> that). Not making decisions for the user means to me that a configuration 
> tool should aim at supporting every configuration possible and especially 
> should never ever preclude the use of alternative configuration tools (ever 
> tried to configure cups with the redhat tool? they conveniently forgot the 
> privileged port option, so you cannot use the tool at all, but they do put 
> many warnings against not editing the file)
> 
> Paul

well that would result in having two projects: gentoo-administration-
tools and gentoo-config-tools :)) 

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