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[opensuse-factory] Re: [opensuse-gnome] GTK interface of software installer in YaST [yast2-gtk] in Factory
  • From: "Jakub Rusinek" <jakub.rusinek@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 16:34:33 +0200
  • Message-id: <op.va5pfvbcnjrwkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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Od: "Jakub Rusinek" <jakub.rusinek@xxxxxxxxx>
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Temat: Re: [opensuse-gnome] GTK interface of software installer in YaST [yast2-gtk] in Factory
Data: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 16:33:14 +0200


when it comes to YaST, as somebody might listen to me right now, I'd like
to say I have YaST QT software management interface. Completely unsuable,
machine friendly and so 1990...

YaST-GTK has a lot better interface and is really friendly.

Even command line zypper is more friendly than the one I personally hate.
I'm really against saying "I hate" and so but I have no choice.

Over the years the interface of YaST has not changed a lot. If it changed
anything else than Qt3 → Qt4. KDE has changed, has gone simplified,
unified, more powerful, what I can't say about de facto KDE-dedicated
interface of YaST.

It looks out of place (I'm not talking about Qt style and icons - they're

Just for feature-parity and usability-parity I'd like to see Qt one be
comparable to GTK one (identical, I guess).

I used to use GNOME everyday and I wasn't complaining about YaST then,
it was awesome that it was getting a GTK interface (10.3). After then I
moved to KDE4 (4.2.x) and found YaST interface really ugly. When I was
using SuSE 10.1 I noticed that interface and I didn't like it. Ubuntu,
Fedora - they had better, more friendly tools. When PackageKit came,
there's a little problem for you: to use it or not to use it. Using it is
way around to getting to basic package management, while YaST is ready.
You should learn about interface then. Even KPackageKit is quite nice. And
don't tell me to use GTK one, since I do, but do something for new users,
about which I care right now.

Thank you for listening.

PS Sorry for crossposting, later I noticed e-mail I'm replying to appearing also on -factory.

Best regards,
Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek
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