<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 23/10/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Ivan KrstiŠ</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Carlos Ribeiro wrote:<br>> before implementing a GUI tool, we should talk about whether<br>> to have X installed on a server or not.<br><br>This isn't much of a discussion topic; we absolutely won't enable X by<br>default in Ubuntu Server.
<br><br>That said, Adam and I tossed around the idea of a "small business<br>server"-type edition that would install X, and a semi-decent GUI for<br>configuring the server and daemons. The problem is, no such GUI exists;
<br>what's out there now is just egregious.<br><br>Getting server GUI configuration right is a hard problem. I'd be happy<br>to see a group of people come together to spec this out in detail, and<br>then get something implemented. The server team can review specs and
<br>answer any questions, and for those looking to get involved in<br>development, this would be a great project that would -- if done right<br>-- almost certainly get adopted in other distributions. There's a need<br>for this tool.
</blockquote><div><br>A simple, easy server configuration GUI is a must for most small businesses, since they generally don't have the resources to get decent IT staff that can admin a linux box. That said, a local X-based GUI would not be a good idea, some of the reasons have already been mentioned I believe, so I won't repeat them.
<br><br>What I would like to see is a _remote_ Gtk-based GUI that connects securely to a daemon that runs on the server. No X overhead, no Apache overhead, just a small daemon. If done properly, this could help make inroads into the cheap, easy, small business server market, which is still MSs domain.
<br><br>I'm up for assisting with a spec. Does someone want to write it, so I can 'assist'. :)<br></div><br></div>Arwyn<br>