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Re: [yast-devel] Why YAST is too VAST
  • From: JP Rosevear <jpr@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 11:57:43 -0500
  • Message-id: <1202921863.14567.735.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 11:58 +0100, Duncan Mac-Vicar Prett wrote:
Klaus Kaempf wrote:
"Then, either integrate all the KDE Control Center
desktop/theme/artwork elements into YAST or - my preferred option -
lose the Control Center duplicates from YAST... but don't have both!
YAST is excellent for handling hardware but by overloading it with all
these other functions, its developers have created a monster. YAST has
become too VAST (Very Awkward Setup Tool)."

SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG NĂ¼rnberg)

That guys doesn't do a difference between user preferences and system
management tasks.

That distinction is often not very clear either and often is a
reflection of the underlying technology - printers being a good example
- rather than how the users uses them.

Also a role based yast that allowed users to "sync" their user
preferences to the system (for instance timezone) would eliminate some

Timezone: Europe/London
[x] Make this timezone the system default

Or something to that effect.

JP Rosevear <jpr@xxxxxxxxxx>
Novell, Inc.

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