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[New: openFATE 310623] Please bring SCPM back to Suse
  • From: fate_noreply@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 01:05:32 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <feature-310623-1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Feature added by: Hawke Robinson (kmleon)

Feature #310623, revision 1
Title: Please bring SCPM back to Suse

openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Important

Package Wishlist: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Important

Requested by: Hawke Robinson (kmleon)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
SCPM is one of the major components (among others) for why I prefer to use Suse
over other distros. I use SCPM for changing many configuration values for
hardware and software cleanly, through one tool, instead of dozens, between
when plugged into very different docking stations between work and home, when
at home undocked, when roaming at coffee shops, when locked down for work or
client sites, when broadcasting live shows at various locations, or when
setting up different hardware profiles with different components connected and
keeping the configuration consistent for that profile, printers, firewall
rules, etc.

Networkmanager only handles the networking aspect (and poorly at that,
especially for devices that require using if-up mode, and not network manager
(driver bugs)). Other tools only handle the configuration values for their own
domains of responsibilty, and do not keep a single profile with all the many
variables, easily in one place, and easily switched either on the fly or at
boot time. This tool has been a huge boon to being far more productive over
other distros.

Please consider adding this back to 11.3, and keeping it for future releases.

I am even willing to become a maintainer for this package if no one more
qualified steps up to do so. I will try the information for the 11.2 repo
kludge, but please advise on how the suse decision makers can be encouraged to
bring scpm back.

Thanks!

Use Case:
Mobile user (laptop, portable device, or full PC that is moved to different
locations) with one kind of docking station or port replicator at home, and a
completely different docking-station or port replicator at work, beign able to
easily switch all the hardware, network, firewall, monitor(s), printers, and
other software and hardware values at boot time between home and work.

Mobile user that has very different security settings and hardware settings
between home setup, work setup, and different clients when on-site. variables
include network, firewall, antivirus, fileshares, sound cards, external video
cards, monitor(s), printers, virtual machine configurations, DNS, hosts files,
email server settings, sshd settings, ftpd settings, the list of variables
served through one profile tool is extremely extensive.

Business case (Partner benefit):
openSUSE.org: The wonderful flexibility of so many variables being able to be
easily tracked on the fly from one utility is extremely valuable for mobile
use. Networkmanager only handles the networking aspect (and poorly at that,
especially for devices that require using if-up mode, and not network manager
(driver bugs)). Other tools only handle the configuration values for their own
domains of responsibilty, and do not keep a single profile with all the many
variables, easily in one place, and easily switched either on the fly or at
boot time. This tool has been a huge boon to being far more productive over
other distros. Without SCPM support, Suse becomes that much more "just another
same/similiar Linux distro", and looses another distinctive benefit over other
distros for me, and for all my clients.

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openSUSE Feature:
https://features.opensuse.org/310623

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