Re: Current state of config tools and graphical installer issue
On Mon, 23 Feb 2004 12:12:17 +0100, C. Gatzemeier <email@example.com>
Am Montag, 23. Februar 2004 05:50 schrieb Matthew A. Nicholson:
On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 23:23:05 +0100, C. Gatzemeier
Well I don't see a normal desktop user using this, but it would be
IIRC there are no sysadmins on a regular desktop system. The user is the
Exactly. The user does not want to be a sys admin, they just want to use
their comp. They don't want to be bombarded with options they want
sensible defaults that work. That is the reasoning behind GNOME's lack of
config (without gconf). For people like you and I this is great, but the
average user just won't find it as useful.
Avererage/New comp user:
What is a samba
What is a share
What is a uid
Hmm... What is this cups thing for
Hey how do I turn off this server, my computer is a desktop...
It's not that the average user is stupid, they are just not familiar with
certain things about computers. Why make them learn new things when we
could do it for them?
Please try to understand CFGs concepts to see the many benefits for
Don't see how this relates to debian-desktop though...
Systems. The foundation for good Desktop solutions are good GNU/Linux
I like the idea behind CFG, it's just not very average desktop user
firendly. Something like this a little more centered around the desktop
would be great. Maybe even CFG could be used as a base, or adapted more
for desktop use. GNOME and KDE both have their own config tools already,
and I know they are only for that DE, but that is all that is needed. If
we don't like them, then we can rewrite some of the modules.
Matthew A. Nicholson