Disappointed with Ubuntu Server, could be used by such a wider audience

Andrew Sayers andrew-ubuntu-devel at pileofstuff.org
Thu Jul 31 17:09:17 UTC 2008

George Farris wrote:
> Lets start again.  Yes, contrary to popular "geek" culture, there are
> people that would like to:
> A) Install a home server from CD
> B) Login and be presented with a list of options for configuring that
> server
> C) Not have to understand how to run the server at the "guts" level.
> Do you want to shared your music on your network?
> Yes
> Where is your music located?
> Done
> Do you want to share files with others on your network?
> Yes
> Fine -> Proceed to share definitions.
>         Define file locations and security
> Would you like to run a web server?
> Yes
> Fine this is now set up and you can connect here:

It sounds like you're asking for gnome-app-install (the Add/Remove
application in the main menu) to include Apache in its application list,
and to add whatever bits and pieces are necessary for Samba and related
packages to be counted as "supported applications".

If someone from the gnome-app-install team is listening, they might be
able to tell you how much technical know-how is needed to make the above
happen.  Otherwise, you could e-mail one of them or post a question
asking how you'd get started on it:


Either way, I think this is a good idea, and I'm glad you volunteered to
 do something about it :p

	- Andrew

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