Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop-research

From: Gytis Raciukaitis <raciuk@××××××××××.lt>
To: gentoo-desktop-research@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Gentoo Configuration Tools
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 21:57:46
Message-Id: 1074981701.12658.41.camel@insomnia
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop-research] Gentoo Configuration Tools by Paul de Vrieze

> > 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 :)) -- Gytis Raciukaitis <raciuk@××××××××××.lt>


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