More praise... But you deserve it!
I thought writing a database app i.e. guestbook would be an immense job... But thanks to you guys, and mysql it's up and running after three (3) hours...
Now on to make a store management system...
Thanks a LOT!
It's a good idea... BUT
I believe that any piece of software that requires configuration should have a configuration feature buildt in. This is fine for any new software you find, but what puts many new *nix users off is the fact that they don't really know where to start.
Even the most trivial thing as running fortune on login had me put off in the beginning. (i looked for something that looked like autoexec.bat... but don't tell anyone). I found out how after spending n hour reading x^n lines of howtos and docs. After a while I couldn't remember what I was looking for...
This is where imho someone like the distor vendors ought to come into play. Or something as easy as an index to what config files does what.
Here info has started a good thing when it comes to indexin and making an overview of man pages.
As to the format of config files... Comments in the beginning ought to explain them... Well config files shouldn't have to be tampered with by hand at all!
I hope this makes any sense... Forgive me if I'm rambeling but it has been a long day:)