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Re: YaST2 for Debian (aka nYaST)

On чт, 2004-11-18 at 18:26, Carlos Perello Marin wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-11-18 at 16:35 +0200, Rumen Krasstev wrote:
> [...]
> > In this meaning I thing for this project a team of 3-4 people and 6-9
> > months probably will be enough...
> I think that with such resources you can give to GNOME System Tools and
> the setup-tools backends the needed work to cover missing parts and that
> will be available easily for any Linux distribution instead of just run
> yast2 in Debian. Also, don't think you will get people that knows how to
> improve Yast if they need to know about that complex system. If they
> should learn that language you were talking about, add some extra months
> to learn it...
I agree, but the real problem is only the compatibility between the distributions - as I mentioned the architecture of YaST is 
very modular - so probably (i hope) the efforts should be direct only to
the .scr files (where is the configuration files/paths).. These files
are simple and every person who knows what this module make (for example
every admin knows what and where samba server does) can easily modify
them to make compatible - for example Yast do all Samba settings in file
/etc/sysconfig/samba and the file format is the same as the original
smb.conf (I think), so only redirecting /etc/sysconfig/samba to
/etc/samba/smb.conf will be enough :-))))) Of course there is files that
have no analog in Debian but I don't think it will be so hard to make
some simple scripts for transforming for example /etc/sysconfig/timezone
The language that I mentioned is very simple - so this wouldn't be a
problem to write new modules - the problem is to know how the particular
daemon or technology works - for example the module bluetooth - you
should know how the bluetooth stuff works and after that to make a nice
looking interface (via YaST) to it...
About the Gnome System Tools I don't agree - their major task is
multiplaforming - every system that can start Gnome should be compatible
with Gnome System Tools - that's why there is only few modules -
data/time, user management, networks... More modules could make
incompatibility in other architecture...


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