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Postby mh4 on Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:33 am

Universal Control Panel. Add Yast or something similar to the Linux Mint.

YaST2 in Suse (and Suse KDE Control Center with integrated Yast modules) are very close to an ideal control center. YaST2 from SuSE/Novell is released under the GNU GPL and consists of different modules for different administration tasks. This page contains information about the YaST2 for Debian: http://yast4debian.alioth.debian.org/ They are porting the great YaST2 source code to the Debian. You can work with Debian team. See screenshots:
http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slide ... 7&slide=43
http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slide ... 7&slide=44
http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slide ... 7&slide=45
http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slide ... 7&slide=46
http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slide ... 7&slide=47
http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slide ... 7&slide=48
http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slide ... 7&slide=49
http://shots.osdir.com/slideshows/slide ... 7&slide=50
or download Suse: http://en.opensuse.org/Download

See also discussion on Ubuntu wiki:
Ubuntu Control Center: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=207894
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopTeam/Uni ... trol_Panel

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I found a new interesting sites about porting Yast on Ubuntu:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YaST
https://launchpad.net/~yast/
http://en.opensuse.org/Porting_YaST
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Postby clem on Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:29 am

Hi,

This is a great suggestion. Thanks a lot for that.
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Postby sanford42 on Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:58 pm

as a former SUSE user, I agree, YaST is a WONDERFUL tool.
maybe combine it with the MepisOS Control Center tool for nvidia and ATI driver installation, and i think you'd have a GREAT and VERY powerful program for Mint.
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This one is good as well

Postby helios on Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:25 pm

While I agree that YaST did a good job in making a control center, the pclinuxos control center, reworked from the Mandriva center, is wonderful. Not as convoluted as YaST and easily navigated and understood. Just my two cents.

anyone got change for a nickle...and no, phennings are not accepted/

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yast on debian

Postby tony on Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:52 pm

Yast on Debian you must be mad I keep trying SuSe but give up waiting for yast to do .Fedora update kernel 10 mins yast 45mins and thats ony apatch
:shock: and I'm running a 3ghz pentium with 1GB ram ubuto &apt or synaptic is all you need :evil: please no flame war.i'm a log time Red Hat , Fedora user,
on Fedora 6 now but Fedora hasn't got Java .and mint has, so by by Fedora, Hello mint unless mint goes to KDE/ Yast
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Postby Fragadelic on Sat Nov 25, 2006 7:13 pm

I have to echo your yast sentiments. I was never able to get myself to run suse for any period of time. I just got fed up with yast and some other little pains.

I think what we need to do is find out exactly what folks are trying to do that can't already be done and create individual tools to populate the Administration menu.

A lot of things can be done using bash and just use zenity as the graphical frontend for input and info.
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Postby mh4 on Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:17 pm

Yast-installer on Suse 10.0 was fast (on Pentium III 1 GHz, 256 MB RAM). On Suse 10.1 have a many bugs and it's very slow. Mayby 10.2 will be good.
We dont't need a yast-installer (we have the Synaptic) but an other great yast configuration tools (infrared device, TV card, bluetooth, fax, phone answering machine, joystick, scanner, tool for configure bootloader, firewall etc., localized in a common Control Center with easy available help for each tools - see the screenshots)
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Postby soomon on Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:05 am

please NO YAST
yast one was small and fast but now it's totally big and slow.

please use something small and fast :cry:
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Re: This one is good as well

Postby scorp123 on Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:45 pm

helios wrote:the Mandriva center is wonderful. Not as convoluted as YaST and easily navigated and understood.

Oh yeah! I am a long-time SUSE user (since 1996 !!) but the control center in Mandriva 2007.0 ("Mandriva One") totally stunned me!! That thing is awesome!

It would be really really extremely very nice if we could have some luxury thing like that in Linux Mint.

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Postby Alephcat on Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:17 pm

yes, I always found mandrake/mandriva's configuration panel easier to use
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Postby techne on Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:32 pm

I also vote for the Mandriva Control Center. This is one of Mandriva's strengths, and the lack of its equivalent in the Ubuntu family of Linux distributions is rather disappointing.

I think the way Mint can stand out is to incorporate the best from the existing Linux distributions, and Mandriva Control Center is one of those best features in other distributions.

I find it very easy to use and do not think that it gets in my way. :)
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Postby buster on Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:26 pm

Yast or Mandriva control centre would be fine. Either one - both are excellent.
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Postby Fragadelic on Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:47 pm

Adding the mandriva stuff would be my choice since we could then easily add drakxtools and mklivecd which would make remastering mint a breeze. I'm already looking at drakxtools and mklivecd for Mint but having the rest of the mandriva stuff would make this a no brainer.
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Porting Yast

Postby mh4 on Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:19 pm

I found a new interesting sites about porting Yast on Ubuntu:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/YaST
https://launchpad.net/~yast/
http://en.opensuse.org/Porting_YaST
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