On 10/20/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Steven Harms</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<div><span class="gmail_quote"></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Before I go through redundancy of work, is there a gui interface that is supported on ubuntu (or will be (edgy =<)) that will configure apache, postfix, nagios,ldap etc? Or if there is a current team that is working on a implementation? I checked out the ubuntu-server team but I am looking specifically at creating a modular pygtk based implementation and I don't believe they are heading in the same direction.
<br></blockquote></div><br>I may be wrong, but as far as I know ubuntu-server is installed without graphical support, as a text-console-only server. I found myself installing the base X subsystems (only the libraries) to be able to access the server with X clientes (for instance, with nxclient). So I think that before implementing a GUI tool, we should talk about whether to have X installed on a server or not.
<br><br>I see some advantages of having a server without X - smaller memory footprint, less things to crash, etc. On the other hand, easy of configuration (specially for newbies and casual users) suffers. There are two ways out of this IMHO: either implement a easy GUI (as suggested by Steve), which will require X installed; or implement a good Web administration tool, covering at least the basic "LAMP" server - which does not require X on the server. I don't know if either of these alternatives can be considered as goals for ubuntu-server project though.
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