Ubuntu server GUI

Nicolas Valcarcel nvalcarcel at ubuntu.com
Sun Jun 29 06:09:34 UTC 2008

After reading the mails i think i have some things to add to what you
said and to clear some things.

First of all i think that Scott has said something really true: most of
the sysadmins run more than one server at a time which need to be
maintained and almost none of them have a monitor attached, they are
just connected to the network and sysadmins use ssh to do their work,
that's the first thing we need to keep in mind. So my goal (in the early
states at least) is to have a tool that can be used with an ssh
connection, that's why i choose ncurses and in the future to manage more
than one server at a time in the same tool (more on this later).

Also i think a GUI interface will be useful in some use cases, but less
than the previous one, so i'm going to develop it in a way that more UIs
can be easy developed (gtk, qt, web, etc..) so if you want to add
another UI that's ok with me, but the firsts releases won't include it
since i will focus my efforts on having the first use case well covered.

The case in which i find more useful to have a GUI will be to have a
client/server model in which i can have the GUI on my desktop (the
client) and manage all my servers (with ucsa-server installed and
previously added to the client) from it, then a GUI will be really cool,
but as i said before this isn't the goal on the early states of the
project. If you want to contribute on the UI side i will be really
grateful if you design some forms to be used in the tool (i don't mind
if you draw it and scan or use any other way to design it) since i have
not much creativity fur such things.

On Sun, 2008-06-29 at 00:38 -0500, James Dinkel wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 28, 2008 at 7:13 PM, Luke L <lukehasnoname at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I've often wondered if IT types wish to keep things complex in order
> > to maintain job security, heh.
> >
> I must admit, one of my favorite things about my linux servers is the
> desktop techs can't figure out how to mess things up like they
> eventually do on the Windows servers (yes, techs having admin access
> on servers is a whole 'nother problem - a problem brought down from
> management).
> James

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