Re: [Setup-tool-hackers] RE: 2.4: System Tools - Please try them
- From: Carlos Garnacho <garnacho tuxerver net>
- To: Murray Cumming Comneon com
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org, rodrigo gnome-db org, gpoo ubiobio cl, setup-tool-hackers lists ximian com
- Subject: Re: [Setup-tool-hackers] RE: 2.4: System Tools - Please try them
- Date: 30 May 2003 00:26:57 +0200
El jue, 29-05-2003 a las 14:14, Murray Cumming Comneon com escribió:
> > From: Cumming Murray (COMNEON Linz)
> > > From: Cumming Murray (COMNEON Linz)
> > > So, people need to try them out _now_ and start the
> > > criticism. The GEP 11
> > > end date is June 2nd - 4 days from now.
> > ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-system-tools/
> So here's some superficial comments on 0.26.0:
> - RedHat 9 is not officially supported - it shows a warning.
> Lots of the GNOME developers are using RedHat9, so it would be nice to fix
ok, all I wanted is somebody to certify that gst works on RH9 :-P, it's
> - Where are they supposed to show up in the GNOME menu?
> I had to launch them from the command-line.
they are supposed to be integrated in the gnome control center menu so
they should appear in applications/desktop settings/system tools, but
that's an issue to solve, since they aren't for desktop settings...
> - The executable names are a bit too generic.
> For instance, I would prefer gnome-network-admin to network-admin.
> Let's avoid confusion with distro-specific tools.
I agree, but I'll change them in 0.27 :-P, (tonight 0.26.1 should be
> - They are not quite HIGgy enough, but that can be fixed easily.
> - We need to lose the Ximian icons, I think.
> - Runlevel Settings: The icons are obscure and color-coded.
You're right, we need other icons that could represent the same and are
> - I guess we want to use the proposed GNOME ask-for-root-password thing
> instead. What's happening with that?
I just wanted to wait what would happen with such program, but adding a
dependence to it and removing the gst-dialog functions is trivial
> - The tools do some checking and processing at first. I think they should
> show at least a busy cursor while doing this.
hmmm, I think that sometimes it takes so much time for just showing a
busy cursor, it might be worth to talk more deeply
> - Various tools crash on close for me, though actually I see this warning:
> *** ERROR **: vte.c: line 6850 (vte_terminal_process_incoming): assertion
> failed (_vte_buffer_length(terminal->pvt->incoming) > 0 )
> aborting ...
ouch :-/, I thought I had that issue solved :-/
> - Boot manager:
> - The initial window size is too small - the TreeView is smaller than one
> - Again the obscure and color-coded lightbulb icons.
fixed the window size, I agree again with the lightbulbs
> - Networking:
> - It's shows my network connection, but doesn't show what type of
> connection it is.
hmmm, it shows an icon in the list, just beside the interface name...
> - Again, the lightbulbs.
obviously, I agree again :-P
> - Shouldn't the profile choice be at the top of the screen, if everything
> else depends on it?
hmmm, maybe... I'll have a look at this
> - I can't see what device is used for each connection. Surely I need to
> know whether I'm using my WLAN card or my ethernet card?
that's still a to-do, it does automatic device assignment, but it
sometimes sucks, and doesn't allow the creation of subinterfaces :-/, I
hope to fix it very soon
Thanks for your feedback :-)
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