Re: And what about using "Brain"
> Yes, I mean the thing stuffed inside
> your head.
> Why do you need single configuration
> interface to
> all things that can be configured? Are
> you too lazy
> to learn how to configure each single
> one by one?
> Are you too lame?
No I am not but have you every spent 3 Days tring to find out how to ad a netbios name into redhat 7.0 so you could use DHCP with the old @home network. I have. It was hidden real well so well in fact that I help over 20 People fix that myself and know alot who just didn't bother and set themselves up as staticly and created all kinds of problems later on when that IP address changed and had to go upgrade it.
> For real, how many ways to configure
> things do you
> know? How many formats there exist?
> How many do
> *you* need to know? Let's count: you
> need to set up
> mail server, http server, samba, mail
> client, database
> server, window manager... How many
> have you
> counted to?
Have you looked at your /etc/ dir lately there are hundreds of files in there and some programs don't have just one.
> Can't you just learn how to configure
> these? I,
> personally, like learning stuff. Maybe
> you could give
> learning a try. I promise you'll learn
> much more than
> just configuration. You'll get somehow
> deeper look
> inside the thing you are configuring,
> how does it
> work. When you know what and why you
> configuring, you'll definitely
> configure it better and it
> will work better for you.
> The best example I gould give you are
> configuration files&quot;. Look at
> /etc/postfix/main.cf or
> /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf e.g.
> Have you
> forgotten to read text? Have you
> forgotten how to
> launch a text editor and change some
> values in a
> file? What do you learn by clicking on
Have you ever looked at some of the config files in /etc. What about those thing that aren't well documented or even listed. As I said eairlier the fix for the computer name was to add a line in /etc/sysconfig/network-script/ifcfg-eth0 and add some command I don't even rember right now that caused the computer name to be presented to the @home DHCP sever. Which wasn't listed in the file or was it documents where the file was. After Looking thought hundreds of Sites I found on bugtrack report for something simlar that gave me that command and where to put it.
> Ah, you were talking about
> &quot;newbie users&quot;. I believe
> that the best one can do to have his
> product easily
> unterstandable and configurable for
> newbies is to set
> up a fully functioning configuration
> 'out of the box'
> and keep the configuration files
> commented and
> simple to understand.
But Now back to the real world where most apps aren't well documented and even all the options aren't in the example conf because they are more rear but the author would be more likely to include in something like this. Althought I think it is a good Idea but I can't picture most projects going for something like this. Some will but many wont and that is why many of this projects fail.