Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 27633
Can we please integrate the system configuration utillities in one spot?
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:28 EDT
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When Presented with the initial RH Gnome Desktop and a task to configure
something... say networing or samba (usually the first question I am
asked); most Windows bred Admins are completely confused. The one place
that I have noticed that they all initially go to, though, is the Gnome
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Place a few MCSE's 3 yrs exp. infront of a RHL box.
2. Give them the task of configuring something... your disgression.
3. Step back and take note of what they are doing... Do not answe any
Actual Results: Poor. Only one of ten observed MCSE's with a minimum of 3
years experience were able to complete atleast one of the following tasks:
1. Stop and start the Web service (daemon)
2. Configure an FTP server with real and anonymous users.
3. Share a folder (/opt) on the network using reither NFS or Samba or
Expected Results: I was hoping that atleast a few would be able to
accomplish one or more of the said tasks.
Could The Gnome snapp ins please be integrated to the Gnome Configuration
Tool? To make a sort-of MMC? A single point of configuration. By the way:
GOOD JOB on adding icons to linuxconf... it is now easier to look at and
find where to go.
This sounds like what Caldera did with OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4 and COAS (Caldera
OpenLinux Administration System). They integrated a copy of the "menu" from
the administration system into the KDE Control Panel that is included with
eDesktop. It looks & acts as if COAS is integrated with the KDE Control Panel.
Reassigning to the desktop group.
This was done for 7.2, though not all tools ended up in the spot. But it was
there in Start Here. Remaining bugs would be against specific tools for not