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Re: Graphic program to manage alternatives

On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 04:51:03PM -0300, Fabio Rafael da Rosa wrote:
> Hi.. 
> I am new here. My name  is Fabio Rafael, but f2r is simple.
> I'am writing a graphic gtk2 program to manage alternatives system (like
> update-alternatives). My primary target was user who don't link console,
> or don't know how to use this. update-alternatives is simple, but some
> time can be tricky. And, looking to debian-desktop project, this can be
> a good tool . 
> So, I'm writting here to see what you thing about a program like that.
> It's just some pieces of code that don't do anything util until now, but
> when I finish my university exams, I ll have more time to finish a 0.1
> version.. :P
> Suggestions?

I was actually planning to do something similar. I'm the
author/maintainer for the configure-debian package, which as of right
now is just a frontend to dpkg-reconfigure. I'm planning on expanding
it to a series of frontends, all of which use debconf as their UI. The
current configure-debian was a sort of proof of concept for the idea of
doing this. I'm working on a frontend to update-rc.d and invoke-rc.d
right now, but the next project I was planning to tackle was an
update-alternatives frontend. If you're interested in collaborating on
this, write me back and we can get started on it. I'd much appreciate
some help. If you want to see an example of how it would work, take a
look at configure-debian as it is.

 - David Nusinow

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