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[openFate 305144] Yast as a Linux learning tool
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  • Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:33:19 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-305144-6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature changed by: Michael Loeffler <michl@xxxxxxxxxx>
Feature #305144, revision 6
Title: Yast as a Linux learning tool

- openSUSE-11.1: New
+ openSUSE-11.1: Evaluation
Requester: Desirable

- openSUSE-11.2: New
+ openSUSE-11.2: Evaluation
Requester: Desirable

SLED-11-SP1: New
Requester: Important

SLES-11-SP1: New
Requester: Important

Requested by: Alexey Eremenko <al4321@xxxxxxxxx>
Requested by: Matthias Eckermann <mge@xxxxxxxxxx>
Partner organization:

Hi All !
I Have very good new idea: converting Yast into a Linux learning tool.
This is very simple to achieve: Yast must show the commands it executes
and files it modifies, in a nice GUI dialog.
It will allow all kinds of Linux users understand how things really
work. Enable learn new things or remind how old-but-forgotten things
work for seasoned people.
Great, isn't it ?
P.S. Jay Vollmer recommends, that among the commands that Yast shows as
it executing, it should also recommend "man pages" for the relevant
underlying commands.
-- -Alexey Eromenko "Technologov", 29.jul.2008.

#1: Alexey Eremenko <al4321@xxxxxxxxx> (2008-07-29 12:09:11)
Rajko M. wrote:
If one wants to see what is gong on in background, than look at logs in
realtime. There is console (Konsole) and command tail. Run as root:
tail -f /var/log/YaST2/y2log
and then start YaST and play with.
-- -Alexey Eromenko "Technologov", 29.jul.2008.

#2: Jerry Houston <jerry.houston@xxxxxxxxxxx> (2008-07-29 15:41:34)
Sounds like a great way for new users to learn more about what's under
the hood. Or, what's under the bonnet, for the Brits.

#3: Cyril Hrubis <chrubis@xxxxxxxxxx> (2008-07-31 07:11:21)
Moving to maintainers to decide.

#7: Federico Lucifredi <flucifredi@xxxxxxxxxx> (2008-08-01 19:35:40)
It is kinda late for 11.1, but it is an idea worth pursuing.

+ #8: Michael Loeffler <michl@xxxxxxxxxx> (2008-08-15 16:32:56)
+ agreeing with Federico this might be to late for 11.1 but should be
+ accomplished with 11.2

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