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Re: YAST and YUM Front-end



Le lun 10/05/2004 à 00:40, Rory Gleeson a écrit :
> I have three words for Red Hat:
> 
> "Embrace and Extend"
> 
> But seriously, the company that gets the Package Manager right will get
> the customers.  Mandrake has tried but hasn't quite made it, although
> they've done a decent job. Their manager is just split in to too many
> different drakes now.  They need to go back, simplify and bring them all
> together, as posters here are suggesting needs to be done with a Yum
> front-end that accomplishes all tasks.
> 
> YAST works but Fedora appears to have many other strengths in hardware
> and network recognition, easy kernel upgrades (MDK has missed the boat
> on that one) and that sweet little up2date panel icon.  So, I prefer
> Fedora.  It's also more open than SuSE, which is important.
> 
> While it may take a bit of humility for Red Hat to consider the idea of
> adopting YAST, there's nothing wrong with incorporating YAST in to Red
> Hat products, or **at least experimenting with the idea by incorporating
> it in to Fedora Core 3**.  Now that YAST is GPL,

Not yet.
from "rpm2cpio ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/9.1/suse/src/yast2-packagemanager-2.9.37-0.src.rpm "

COPYING :
        2. Processing
           All programmes derived from YaST 2 and all works derived from it in full
           or parts thereof are to be filled on the opening screen with the clear
           information "Modified Version". ...
           [...]

>  a lot of start-up
> distros will quickly embrace it and I think it could easily and quickly
> become a standard.  
> 
> There's are nothing wrong with open source standards.  Beats forking.  
> 
> And vendors would love it. The community needs to get behind vanilla
> kernels (as Fedora is doing), standard RPM's and stop forcing developers
> to modify their software for different distros.  Silly and
> short-sighted.  Make it easy for software manufacturers to build one
> program with one installation method that works on all flavours of Linux
> and Billy Gates problems continue to mount.  YAST may be that solution.
> 
> If nothing else, Fedora would shock the bloody hell out of the Linux
> community and Novell with that little announcment.  ;)  
> 
> So, I take it back... don't "embrace and extend."  
> 
> Simply "Embrace."
> 
> ~Rory
> Toronto, Canada
> 
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> 
> Message: 8
> Date: Sun, 9 May 2004 11:51:10 -0700
> From: Sean Earp <smearp mac com>
> Subject: Re: Call for Yum Frontend
> To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases
>         <fedora-test-list redhat com>
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> SuSE just (or is in the process of) GPL'ing it's YAST tool (which 
> combines the basic functions of Anaconda, system-config-packages, and 
> up2date/yum)
> 
> http://news.com.com/2100-7344_3-5175682.html?tag=nefd_top
> 
> (donning flame suite now...)
> 



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