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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 de Vrieze