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Re: [yast-devel] Why YAST is too VAST
  • From: "Duncan Mac-Vicar P." <dmacvicar@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 21:57:21 +0100
  • Message-id: <47B359B1.5000604@xxxxxxx>
JP Rosevear wrote:
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
problems

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

Or something to that effect.

-JP


I completely agree,

But I don't think mixing kcontrol with YaST is the way to go. You can't
say YaST is a monster and suggest to make it even more confusing.

YaST is right now complex because a desktop user does not care about
having the cluster setup together (or at the same level of importance /
visibility) with setting up a printer or adding a software repository,
and that is what we have to fix.

Duncan
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