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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?
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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