On Mon, 2005-10-10 at 18:37 +0100, Jonathan Underwood wrote:
I also idley wonder why Fedora sticks with system-config-* rather
gnome-system-tools and friends, given the push for upstream
compatibilitiy, but that's another thread :).
I think, as discussed earlier on this list (and extensively on
desktop-devel-list(a)gnome.org), that neither system-config-* nor
gnome-system-tools (at least in earlier versions) is the right approach
regarding configuration of a desktop system or a laptop .
The problem, or bug, is that both of these normally requires the root
password and, to an extent, touches system-wide configuration.
So, what we want is ideally auto-configuration (thus no need for an
actual tool and no need to waste precious menu space), per-user
configuration (thin NetworkManager or gnome-power-manager) or something
third. Btw, there's lots of things that needs to get fixed; sound 
and video  are two examples comes to mind. Patches fixing things like
these are much welcome and should ideally be directed to upstream rather
than Fedora if possible.
 : Things like servers, e.g. httpd, is an entirely different problem
and I think most people agree that e.g. system-config-httpd isn't the
right approach either.
 : Bastien nicely summed up the work required here
 : E.g. dynamic reconfiguration of the X.org server