On Wed, 2003-10-29 at 14:30, Vanco, Don wrote:
I know that it's probably a pretty dramatic bit of recoding in
cases, but I'd like to see TUI versions for _all_ the redhat-config* stuff
(shudder - sudden flashback to linuxconf).
It wouldn't be too bad from a coding perspective. Most of the tools
that I've worked on have a relatively clean line between the backend
that contains all the intelligence and a GUI front end. The idea was
that we could write other kinds of interfaces in the future without
rewriting the entire tool. We concentrated on GUIs for the most part
because that's what we felt was needed by the widest audience. Now that
we have a decent set of GUI tools, maybe we can come back and look at
doing TUIs for some of the tools that don't have them.
I've been working on a TUI for firstboot for Fedora Core 2, so there
will need to be a TUI to create users. I don't know about creating a
TUI equivalent of all the things that redhat-config-users allows, but
maybe there's a subset that would make sense to do.
The issue is that I get used to
the GUI stuff (read: crutch - I'll admit it) and, well, forget bits and
pieces of the command line stuff at times. That, coupled with the fact that
the GUI tools are doing multiple tasks in many cases (like the network and
user tools) make it attractive to me. In a way it's your fault - you guys
have made the GUI tools too nice :)
But worth the effort? Well, that's up to you guys @ RH or one of
the masses now on Fedora to decide.....
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