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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Eugenia and Linux
by Jay on Sun 15th Sep 2002 03:08 UTC

Eugenia has never written code? Ridiculous!

I have not used SuSE 8.1 yet either. But, in her article, Eugenia has said - and has said this many, many times - that she always thinks in terms of the user. There are users of a certain level that would find the features in the new YaST 2 very helpful. But, Joe User...I really thought that new versions of YaST 2 would become even more simple to use, in the Jow User sense. I don't know, if there might be different settings for the new YaST, a "Simple" setting and an "Advanced" setting - that would be a good thing, I think. The screenshots - I was taken aback by them because i wasn't expecting such a big change in that direction. perhaps SuSE, going more toward server, has decided to let outfits like Lycoris, Lindows, ELX and Xandros take care of the low end.