[Setup-tool-hackers] Gnome System Tools + PGI + Progeny hackers +more developers from Debian = working Debian Desktop


With this letter I would like to unite Progeny hackers with Gnome System 
Tools hackers for Debian Desktop (and whole Linux Desktop) project.

Now I see 2 good and overlaping (see for example Date and Time 
Configuration screenshots - 
http://hackers.progeny.com/configlets/screenshots/screen04.png and 
http://www.gnome.org/projects/gst/screenshots/time.jpg) projects - Gnome 
System Tools and Debian Configlets from Progeny. Both projects still are 
in beta stage and simple users can't really work with them. If Progeny 
hackers develop Gnome System Tools instead Progeny Configlets then users 
will get working tools for Linux system configuration. Now every Linux 
distribution has its own config tools and I think this is not good - 
Debian could be a good example to abandon its own config tools and start 
  developing and using unified ones.

I think Debian desktop distribution shoud use a PGI installer 
(http://hackers.progeny.com/pgi/) for installation with automatic 
harware detection (PGI uses discover, mdetect and other debian tools for 
automatic hardware detection) and GNOME System Tools 
(http://www.gnome.org/projects/gst/) for configuration. In out country 
(Lithuania) we made beta version of user-friendly debian desktop, we are 
using PGI and Debian Configlets 
(http://hackers.progeny.com/configlets/), but Debian Configlets have 
many bugs and are integrated only with old gnome - 1.4. Gnome System 
Tools (old name - Ximian Setup Tools) are better and more user-friendly, 
they are already integrated with GNOME 2. Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo 
<jsogo@debian.org> produced debian packages - see 
http://people.debian.org/~jsogo/gst/ . I think Gnome System Tools shoud 
be standart debian user-friendly configuration tools ASAP, see bug 

Mantas Kriauciunas <monte@mail.lt>

P.S. maybe this letter should be forwarded to Debian Desktop mailing list ?

setup-tool-hackers maillist  -  setup-tool-hackers@ximian.com

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