Bug 27633 - Can we please integrate the system configuration utillities in one spot?
Summary: Can we please integrate the system configuration utillities in one spot?
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-02-14 17:01 UTC by stephan schutter
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2002-06-05 03:15:09 UTC

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Description stephan schutter 2001-02-14 17:01:09 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.01; Windows NT 5.0; MSN 6.0)

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 
Configuration tool... 

Reproducible: Sometimes
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.

Comment 1 Kyle Jacobs 2001-02-20 03:37:05 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-06-05 03:15:03 UTC
Reassigning to the desktop group.

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2002-07-02 21:27:43 UTC
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
being there.

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