[OT] Debian mailinglists [was: RE: Debian or Ubuntu?]

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at googlemail.com
Tue May 20 12:47:02 UTC 2008

On Mon, 19 May 2008 21:46:53 -0300
Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:

> Mike Bird wrote:
> > Configs MUST always be readily understandable and modifiable by
> > both humans-with-texteditors and programs.  Simple text config
> > files and maybe XML are acceptable; Windoze registry is not.
> > 
> > Derek's point is that it SHOULD also be possible to edit configs
> > via a question/answer system with syntactic and consistency checks.
> No, actually it isn't.  I'd be happier if it wasn't even possible to
> configure most servers with a text editor. 

Would that include an X11 server?

Or a web server to which one has no physical access?

Avi Greenbury

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