On Monday 28 June 2010 10:34:21 Rajko M. wrote:
The sudo user can be anyone. You probably talk about
super, ultra or just another user that was given sudo rights, belongs to
sudoers. Main point being that user has access to applications requiring root
with his/her own password.
Besides aesthetic experience there is also prevention
Giving absolutely the same graphic to system management tool is
aesthetically correct, but helps new user to accept YaST as normal
application and freely do things that can lead to system instability.
It is normal industrial practice to keep commands which use can have
dangerous consequences separated by position, color and shape, from the
rest of the command panel.
IMO, YaST is not enough different from the rest of the desktop.
practice, you say? Maybe if you limit the term "industry" to
mean openSUSE KDE desktop. Back in late 90's Mandrake control center already
used users theme. Windows & Mac control panels have always used user theme.
GNOME config applications requiring root access through sudo use users theme by
default in every distro I know, even GNOME version of YaST last time I
checked. That poor argument ("because everybody else does so") is moot.
YaST requires user to type in password, differing that much from regular
application. 99% of time the same advanced user who installed the system will
be the one using YaST, so I'd give at least the joys of UI consistency for
them and not underestimate the end user. If user opts for dark theme like
Obsidian or Ghost, YaST is a terrible eyesore.
[obvious sarcasm]Hey, why not paint the whole YaST pink and red with Hello
Kitty mouse cursor while at it, would stand out even more![/obvious sarcasm]
think it's technically impossible or even difficult to pull off,
since after all, if you sudo vim (for example), it uses your personal
That is not good.
No, it is good. I'll take my syntax highlighting from .vimrc
default vi, thank you. Just like I'd rather take YaST in my theme colour.
My root console is different from user console, and
not only for default
color of the command prompt, which is recent improvement. It has different
background. For me that is enough difference that I did not mistakenly
used root console as user one for many years.
Now you are comparing a single GUI
application after sudoing to CLI on full
root access. That's pointless. Correct analogue would be KDE after full root
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