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Re: Call for Yum Frontend



On Sun, 2004-05-09 at 20:38, Davy Brion wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-05-09 at 04:24, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> > On May  8, 2004, Jason Knight <tuxpenguin austin rr com> wrote:
> > 
> > > I think it is seriously time to consider someone writing a yum
> > > frontend that could be included with the standard fedora desktop.
> > 
> > Err...  In what sense is up2date not that?
> 
> up2date was modified to support yum... a new GUI frontend that was
> designed for yum will always be better than a solution which was just
> modified to support yum.  
> 
> up2date is not bad, but for a newbie user it's not a good program. A new
> fedora user can't use up2date to install new programs.  Using the
> "Add/Remove Applications" tool from the menu isn't very good either
> because it doesn't support external repos plus i can imagine it would be
> confusing for new users that they would need to use 2 completely
> different tools to install software, and then to update their software.
> 
> I agree with Jason Knight that a real GUI frontend for Yum should be
> written.  It should be able to use _every_ piece of functionality that
> Yum offers, in a way that is easy for the user.  It would definitely
> make Fedora easier to use for new users.
> 
I'd like to see the GUI frontend have the ability to be able to print
the systems current package list. I think this would be a nice feature.

Wolf





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