Re: [opensuse] Redesign of YaST Control Center
- From: Jon Clausen <jon@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 09:18:16 +0100
On Fri, 23 Nov, 2007 at 18:06:22 -0800, Robert Smits wrote:
On Friday 23 November 2007 03:17:40 Thomas Goettlicher wrote:
we want to redesign the YaST Control Center. Therefore we are looking
for a radical new design.
This is your chance to share your ideas regarding YaST Control Center.
Please feel free to contribute with mockups and (unconventional) ideas
Hi, Thomas. Thanks for asking us about what we'd like to see.
Indeed, thanks for that.
All I really want is for YAST to be faster, especially at downloading updates
from repositories. And why does it have to download a whole new list if I
used it earlier in the day?
I'm not convinced I WANT a radical new design. I don't, as a rule, care all
that much for change for change's sake, but if you give me a better Yast,
I'll learn it.
Me too, though 'better' *is* kind of a subjective experience I guess :)
In other subthreads there are discussions on a variety of aspects. My take
on a couple of them:
I agree that a server/client sort of thing might be nice. There was some
discussion about ssh -X vs. NX and 'going https://'
To me the speed of ssh vs. NX seems irrelevant. If we're talking about
server/client - then the traffic would mainly consist of 'control-messages'
server> "here are the options"
client> "do this"
server> "bitmap bitmap bitmap"
client> "mouse click on coordinates such and such"
server> "pixel pixel pixel"
So what's needed is a networked YaST *protocol*, encapsulated in strong
encryption, rather than a way of transporting a locally generated gui
somewhere else (or rather; a remotely generated gui transported to 'here').
in order to administrate remote boxes... <brrr....>
Thanks, but no thanks:
I have no desire to see linux core administration at the mercy of
Well, if the server knows something that my local YaST-console doesn't,
there should be an option to download and install that module from the
I'm a big fan of tree structures, and the "left-pane shows navigation, right
pane shows content" way of things.
I think the sysconfig editor tree-structure in the ncurses YaST does a very
However, since there are more ways than one to represent the various
administrative tasks, it might be nice to have different tree *types*,
On the other end of the spectrum we have the, no offense, 'gnome-menu' type
Everything is one window, with icons spread out, and a scroll-bar that you
have to manipulate.
I don't like it. There, I said it.
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