Re: X Configuration Interface for Debian
John Goerzen <email@example.com> writes:
> Here's what I need from the Debian community to make this work:
> * Somebody to do the package management stuff. At least write C or Tcl
> procedures to get list of packages, installed packages, etc. (like dconfig
> does). I can take care of the user interface. I don't know a lot about
> the internals of the package system.
Just use dpkg for that. That's how dselect does it. For example,
`dpkg -l' to get a list of packages.
> * Write the interface in X, using Tcl/Tk+Tix, or maybe Perl+Tk or Python or Qt
> (what would y'all reccommend? Tcl/Tk+Tix is looking pretty good to me right
Don't use Qt because it's not free. Any of the others are fine.
Regarding the config files, lots of packages already make a reasonable
attempt to parse and edit config files in their postinst's. You
should also take a look at Lars' cfgtool program. I've already
thought a bit about what needs to be added to that to make an X
frontend nice. (variable types - boolean, string, integer, file, etc;
rules for variable names - <packagname>.<variable>; format for help
file) All these should be integrated.
> * Provide mailing list(s) via Majordomo, if necessary
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