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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I agree with some of those things.
by Alex Radu on Sun 15th Sep 2002 06:06 UTC

It looks great for power users, but isn't that attractive for a normal user. I think they should have a "Normal" button somewhere on their interface, which would show something like Redhat's or more like Gnome's package manager. Alsow aht ahppened to file menus etc. They would be really useful. I also think they should show a small icon for the programs to make it look less intimidating.