RE: bits/news from the users of Debian?
After I read this
post I decided to share one idea with you. It seems to be related to debconf
The Debian operating system is known for lack of nice-looking all-in-one configuration tool. Instead, it has the best existing package-level debconf. All you need is to type:
# dpkg-reconfigure <package-name>
This helps in majority of cases. But it isn't efficient if you are a Debian newbee or doesn't know the packege name you want to reconfigure. The solution:
# dpkg-reconfigure -a
isn't efficient for these cases.
It would be nice to write a simple text/gui based front-end for debconf that scans all installed and configurable pachages (taking track on the debconf severity selected) and lists them, eventually with some tips about what this pachage is about. If one selects a package from the list and presses "Reconfigure", the tool lanches dpkg-reconfigure with the selected pachage in a regular way.
I think this tool is easy to implement and increase drastically the popularity of the Debian operating system.