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Re: fedora-list Digest, Vol 3, Issue 111



I think that there is something that is not being considdered here.  This is 
the ability to use a frontend to view categories of software that you may 
want to install, to easily see what is available, and to have a simple way to 
query for specific programs.  

Yes, I know that it is possible to do some of this with yum and apt-get as 
they are, but I believe that more people would try out more new apps if they 
had an easy way to install them.  I regularily use symantec as a frontend to 
apt-get.  I look at it about once a week to see if there are any interesting 
new projects in the categories that I use.

On Saturday 08 May 2004 19:25, fedora-list-request redhat com wrote:
> I personally feel that doing work from xterm is beneficial. In the Linux
> world, many people say that RH/Fedora babies their users. They say that
> everything is handed to us and that we dont have to work for it. For
> instance the anaconda installer, gentoo users have much to say about
> that. I like using Fedora, but I also want to learn unix, so I try to
> use xterm as much as I can.
>
> Austin
>
> On Sat, 2004-05-08 at 10:09, Jason Knight wrote:
> > Yum is such a great package management program (very well designed
> > except maybe for having to get all the headers) and stable, yet for some
> > reason we expect the average home user to bust out his/her x-term and
> > learn the in's and out's of yum CLI usage? (not to mention config file
> > management ). Sure you might say, there is apt and synaptic, a
> > wonderfully userfriendly combination but again: these would require the
> > usage of yum and text line repo management to install on any stock
> > fedora system.
> >
> > I think it is seriously time to consider someone writing a yum frontend
> > that could be included with the standard fedora desktop. With all of the
> > gtk library resources available for python (what yum uses) I don't see
> > it being more than a 'scratching an itch' project. Perhaps we could even
> > get it out in time for FC3?
> >
> > Up2date could be used as a framework for which to build the GUI frontend
> > around and synaptic code could also be used if needed.
> >
> > I think that this is something that needs to be seriously considered by
> > developers and red hat people alike. For the betterment of the Fedora
> > experience.



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