In the context of revamping yast2-users, I spent some days looking
for an alternative layout that could help to improve the current UI by
reducing the number of tabs and grouping form fields to make better use
of available space.
However, due to our resolution constraints (UI must fit well in an
80x24 terminal) and some UI library limitations, looks like there is
not too much room for big changes and our best bet is to keep the
layout almost as it is, just making some necessary adjustments.
Summarizing them a lot, those changes will consist of adding a top menu
bar for making easier the user navigation, moving all settings to the
same dialog, improving filters by using a popup, making small changes
in forms, and adding some summary views.
Of course, nothing is written in stone and it would be nice to know
your feedback and/or ideas too. So, please, keep reading the following
links if you are interested and tell us what do you think. Is there
anything we overlooked? Some other ideas we should evaluate?
Remember that you can reach us by email, on IRC, or even by directly
leaving a comment in those Github issues.
 "Revamping yast2-users" mailing list thread -
 "UI library limitations"
 "Revamping yast2-users UI: an initial proposal"
YaST Team at SUSE LINUX GmbH