[Setup-tool-hackers] Re: gnome system tools
- From: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- To: Murray Cumming Comneon com
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org, setup-tool-hackers lists ximian com
- Subject: [Setup-tool-hackers] Re: gnome system tools
- Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 17:12:32 -0400
- agree with another poster that we should be looking at these as
a home (or corporate laptop) desktop end user. Sysadmin tools should
be different (and quite possibly part of a multi-machine management
- I wonder if we should be bundling the g-s-t discussion as a whole;
the thread here already seems to be wanting to take some of the
tools but not others. Is that an option or do they come as one
- agree having tools like this would be nice
- if you look at Red Hat Linux 9 or Fedora Core test, you can see the
UI consequence of having Preferences and also System Settings,
sometimes with similarly-titled subitems.
Do we want to go here? Or do we want to do something more clever?
- one thing that can be more clever is to avoid the tool entirely.
e.g. Windows XP often doesn't make you configure a network at
all, it basically just dhcp's any network card you plug in
and also monitors the link status and dhcps if you plug in
a cable. So for a laptop for example, there's not much
configuration to be done.
- should part of the "backend" of certain tools be the hardware
abstraction layer? A tool like redhat-config-sound is potentially
a trivial HAL wrapper for example. Or HAL could expose list of
network cards and notify on link status changes.
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