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Re: yum 2.1.0

On Tue, 2004-08-31 at 16:53 +0200, Gilles FABIO wrote:
> Hi !
> Good work Seth !  
> Personally, I prefer YUM to APT... But APT has a friendly graphic
> frontend with Synaptic. Does somebody know a similar project for YUM? I

Synaptic is anything but friendly.  It is a direct, raw wrapping of the
apt command-line.  You still have to actually understand how apt works,
what the different between update, upgrade, and dist-upgrade are, have
to deal with the lack of categorization in RPM packages, etc.

> intended to speak about GYUM (http://cobind.com/yumgui.html). Is it
> really performant? Does someone use it? I'll be interested to translate
> it into french langage if it's a better alternative to APT-Synaptic.

GYUM is a UI abomination, but otherwise, it works.  I sent in a big list
of UI suggestions and reasoning to the GYUM devs and never got a
response - no idea if they plan on fixing the UI to be sane or leaving
it the ugly, unusable mess that it is.

It'd probably be easier to just write a fresh GUI from scratch using the
proper tools, especially if yum 2.1.0 is as easy to wrap as Seth is

> Regards,
> Gilles 
Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com>
AwesomePlay Productions, Inc.

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