On Tue, 2004-08-31 at 10:55 -0600, Stephen J Smoogen wrote:
seth vidal wrote:
>>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
> Here's a wacky idea, What about using system-config-packages as the
> front end?
You are definately thinking way outside of the box there my friend.
The standard operating method for any OpenSource project is to.. look at
existing products, think their code is crap and only a rewrite will fix
it, start a new project on SourceForge/Freshmeat with your complete
rewrite of code, start an IRC channel, and wait for developers to send
After 6 months, either send out a flaming email about how the OpenSource
community was too jealous of your code to help you out OR have a little
community of users that worship your code and they will send out regular
emails to any other project that they should tow the line and join your
project or fear the Jihad.
Trying to work with existing code is almost revolutionary in concept.
You forgot to close your sarcasm tag.
here. I'll do it for you.
you know. re-reading - it might be a </cynical> tag.