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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RE: Jay
by Iconoclast on Sun 15th Sep 2002 03:44 UTC

Eugenia has never written code? Ridiculous!

If Eugenia says she has written code, then I, for one, will believe her. I would be interested in seeing her code though to see what kind of interface she is using. She picks on interface a lot on this site, so just out of curiosity, I would like to see what a good interface should look like. I know she's ported some stuff to BeOS, but I would like to see something that was all her work just to check out the interface.

I have not used SuSE 8.1 yet either...

I'm typing this from a SuSE 8.0 machine. I think YaST is easier to use than Window's Control Panel (it is a similar tool after all, so I think comparing the two is fair). I have looked at all the 8.1 screen shots provided, and I think they have done even a better job in the new version. If you have never used the tool, please try it and see how easy it makes your Linux life before passing a judgement of condemnation.