Re: Some thoughts on spotting light on wizards/assistants

  Would pointing to Gnomes System Tools be appropriate?  They're pretty
good now for doing most things.  But, they aren't available for every
platform.  According to their NEWS file they support Redhat, Mandrake,
SuSE, Fedora, Debian, Gentoo, Slackware, FreeBSD, OpenNA, PLD, Vine and
Specifix.  But that doesn't help OSX, Windows and all the other
non-supported distro's.

Anthony Batchelor <toeknee haircrazy info>

On Fri, 2005-01-14 at 11:58 +0100, Albert Vilella wrote:
> Hi,
> I have just watched the Spotlight demo in MacWorlds, and I'm very happy
> to see that "almost" all the stuff that one will be able to do with
> MacOSX Spotlight in 4-5 months time, I will be able to do it with
> Beagle.
> "Almost" comes from a feature in Spotlight that I would like to be able
> to use in Beagle. Namely, that you can search in Spotlight for a keyword
> about something you need a wizard for.
> For example, 
> searching for "bright" would lead to (literally "spot light to") the
> wizards that deals with the configuration of the display/monitor,
> searching for "ethernet" or "netmask" would lead to the network wizard,
> and so on.
> I suppose the trick here is to have a link between the wizard and the
> documentation underlying that wizard. And I can see a problem in here:
> Me being Fedora Core biased, I can see Beagle pointing to the adequate
> system-config-*whatever* depending on the keyword, as the documentation
> underlying that wizard points to it. At some point, something/someone
> should tell Beagle that the documentation that refers to "netmask"
> points to the system-config-network wizard.
> But one problem I see in the implementation of this wizard is that will
> vary between distros. And the links between the docs and the wizards
> will also vary.
> All in all, these are my thoughts on this wizards issue,
> What do you think?
> Bests,
>     Albert.
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