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Re: SEUL: Is it too soon for me to comment?
> > It would be nice if we could avoid having to make changes to *everything*.
> > If we're lucky, we might be able to get away with just writing a new set-up
> > program(s) to make it more hands-free, but when new .rpm red hat packages
> > come out, still be able to use them automatically.
> We're going to write new install code no matter what, BUT the basic system
> RPMs will have to be our domain.
I would like to (and I have mentioned similar sentiments on the e-linux list)
that I would like to use a custom installer that installed from source, and
was intigrated with a configuration tool.
> > I.e, a few persuasive emails to convince the owners of "problem
> > applications" to make them easier to use, a few web pages to *show* new
> > programmers the Right Way to make set up go smoothly, rather than writing
> > everything ourselves.
> Managing programmers is like herding cats. If you TELL him to make it
> more user friendly, he probably wouldn't just because you wheren't willing
> to help. I know I wouldn't.
The idea I have would more fit over the top of the existing s/w so we don't
even need to ask the developers. (Although it would be a rather large amount
of work, and it would be *VERY* nice if the developers a would *AT LEAST* help
keep it current.