11 Hour Installs on KDE?

Bill Campbell freebsd at celestial.com
Sat Jun 28 14:18:41 PDT 2003

On Sat, Jun 28, 2003 at 04:07:18PM -0500, Marc Wiz wrote:
>I have worked with smit quite a bit both as a user and as a developer
>developing and fixing smit menus.  If you would take a look under
>the covers you would find it uses lots of tools to do it's job.  In
>some ways smit is a glorified command wrapper.  And it is quite a
>good one at that.

I think one of the nicest features of smit is that it (a) shows the
commands it's going to execute, and (b) logs them which can be useful for
understanding what's going on under the covers and scripting things that
are done frequently.

>As I mentioned earlier you have two choices for smit; the curses
>interface and the Motif one.  (You probably have a web based interface
>but I'm not sure about that)

Curses interfaces are great.  It's one of the things I really like about
yast2 in the SuSE 8.[12] Linux distributions.  I often run the curses
interface when doing remote maintenance over fairly slow links.

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