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Re: Top 5 things that aren't in Debian but should be :-)


I was talking about something that would be accesible in a console or in
X (with gtk and/or qt) or even in Web... Just like debconf. But with a
huge difference. Instead of just asking questions, show a real
"configure" screen, where (using the example I used before) I can list
the configured network interfaces, ifdown some, ifup others, add new,
remove. This can't be done just asking questions (at least not in an
easy way).

If something may be reutilized it would be the User Interface
infra-estructure (and only the user interface) of linuxconf. But maybe
it's better to just create one (I'm actually near of creating an toolkit
that independs of environment, that could run in X, Web or curses, but
it wouldn't be language independent it would be perl).


Em Qua, 2004-02-04 às 03:45, David Nusinow escreveu:
> On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 10:25:34PM -0800, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> > Why re-invent the wheel?  If it's gpl, then why not integrate what other 
> > distributions already have?  This can't be a new feature for linux 
> > distributions, so there has to be something ready to pick up.  Maybe 
> > even the different distribution's solutions into a single oss project...
> Well, the idea is a bit different. It's more to be a set of frontends
> for console-only stuff, which debian has in spades. Right now, it's just
> a frontend to dpkg-reconfigure, but the idea is to make similar ones to
> things like update-alternatives. The advantage also is that we already
> have our own configuration interface tool in debconf, and
> configure-debian uses debconf as the interface to keep things both
> uniform and simple.
>  - David Nusinow

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