Re: it's just a BAD idea.
it's not horrible in concept, but i think we should concentrate on something that is both easier to impliment (excuse the spelling), and easier for the smaller machines out there with no room for individual config tools to use. We should concentrate on creating a unified place for ALL configuration to go, and a unified format for All config files. that way, a unified system configurator would be easy to create that could expand for everything that has configuration simply by look ing in the directory. this seems impossible, but look at this:
you have a format, say
[variable name] = [set number/option] -- [special extension or whatever]
hint = [whatever you want a configurator to say about the input]
then you could easily make a simple graphical configurator that gives you a variable, a box to set it, and notes on what to set it to.it would be simple, universal, and easy to manipulate from text, not to mention liteweight.
just my opinion, but hey. -The BubbbleMeister