Re: System administration with GNOME.

Lauris Kaplinski wrote:
> Steps, in my opinion:
> 1. Specify universal config file syntax (xml?). It should also specify
> in-memory interface (DOM?), CORBA bindings etc.
> 2. Write real parsers for most existing config files.
> 3. Write output filters
> 4. Write GUI
> To implement (1) does not mean moving to central registry - only unified
> in-memory representation. But you can still dump meta-config-data into
> separate (xml?) file - imagine what it means for people needing kickstart
> installs etc.
> Writing (2) is probably trickiest part (sendmail!) - but if we would have
> well-designed (1), it is mostly mechanical work (read spec and write yacc)

If the sendmail configuration module is made to work on the m4 files it
should be a lot easier. They are usually quite simple and work at a more
logical level.

René Seindal (

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