Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 14th Sep 2002 22:44 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE From SuSE Linux 8.1 on, YaST2 comes with a new, powerful package manager. It supersedes the classic YaST2 single package selection and integrates the YaST Online Update (YOU) and post-installation add-on selection at the same time. It lays the foundation for supporting multiple installation sources like a traditional set of SuSE CDs, add-on product CDs, patch CDs, FTP servers or even local directories - all of which may contain software packages to install. Specially optimized versions were implemented for both graphical user interface (the YaST2 Qt UI) or text interface (the YaST2 NCurses UI), providing each type of user with the tool that best fits his needs. Read more for the commentary.
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Nobody should touch the source?
by rezi on Sun 15th Sep 2002 01:09 UTC

Wow, looks cool. Similary to windows-explorer, or good cvs-viewers. i would be happy to have it on windows 9x, to track what an installation all changed. to have a clue why windows breaks suddenly.
btw yast2 has documentation window/button everywhere, and good messages there.

I don't expect i really need it with suse,
as long as i stay with the prepacked stuff.
including online-updates: click "install all",
wait a while, system actual.

But yes, suse is also for professional users ;)
we may compile ourself, install non-suse-versions
for some reason, etc.
versioning is required.
and this looks like a good browser for the job.

Ts, ts, Eugenia, you sound as if Joe is only able to use computers since winXP. He was able to use win95 and earlier,
even dos-configuration. So what?

Rezi