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Re: SEUL: Common SEUL/e-linux tools needed

On Fri, 9 Jan 1998, William T Wilson wrote:

> I SEE.  Now THIS, THIS is a good idea.  yay.  This gives us a way to make
> GUI tools out of non-GUI tools. 
MOST intriguing innovation...  Yes, I do indeed beleive we should pursue
this idea.  Most intriguing indeed...

> Developing the rule language for the TCL script will be the hard part.
> Associating buttons and sliders with switches and values is easy, but
> generating the config file based on it - that's hard.  Imagine trying to
> configure, say, Sendmail in this way.  :)
That would ROCK.  

Configure sendmail for UUCP/SMTP mail delivery?
UUCP Server:
SMTP Server:
etc.  Cool, very cool.

> Can we use M4 or do we have to do this all ourselves?
I don't really like the idea of a config tool on top of a config tool.  I
think we should manipulate and read from the sendmail.cf directly.  What
if the person needs to edit the sendmail.cf to modify a ruleset?  And then
we rush in a blot it out with m4?

> Fortunately, there are very few things that can't be expressed as a
> checkbox, radio button, drop-box, or slider.  :)
What about --version?:)

This is deffinitely something worth pursuing.  Now, if I can only find
that issue of LJ that talked about wish...  TTYL!

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