As you probably already know, in the YaST team we sometimes dedicate
part of our human resources to improve some key modules. For example,
yast-storage was rewritten from scratch as yast-storage-ng. Other
examples are yast-network and autoYaST, which were heavily refactored.
That effort on improving the code base has allowed us to prepare the
field in order to bring new great features. And of course, as result, we
have a better designed code, with good unit tests coverage.
Now we are focusing on yast-users. This module takes care of managing
users, not only local ones but also NIS, LDAP, Samba, Kerberos, etc. And
we want to revamp it. As part of this work we would like to redesign its
UI completely, and integrate it with some functionalities like sudo. We
are now in a research phase, where we are trying to understand all the
supported use-cases and how the module integrates with other modules
like yast-samba-server or yast-auth-server. And of course, we would like
to hearing from you too. So, please, tell us what use-cases you want to
see in the new yast-users. Is there anything that you miss now? What
use-cases would you like to keep? We would be very appreciated with your
You can tell us your suggestions by email, on IRC or even by opening an
issue in this repo . Whatever better fits to you.
Thanks a lot!
The YaST Team
José Iván López González
YaST Team at SUSE LINUX GmbH