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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo Configuration Tools
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 20:58:36 +0100
On Saturday 24 January 2004 20:41, Tiemo Kieft wrote:
> > 1) Organize the project :)
> > 2) Decide which tools are going to be made
> > 3) Setting up requirements for each individual tool
> > 4) Setting up requirements that are valid for all tools
> > 5) Implementation decissions (ie language)
>
> 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

> 2) Network configuration editor

What exactly do you mean by this. A network interface configurator?

>
> 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.

> 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.

>
> Suggestions are welcome, keep in mind that we are deciding on which apps
> to make. The individual requirements are the next step.

Paul

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