Showing posts from June, 2013

YaST is being rewritten in Ruby; Geeko gets a nosejob

For those not intimately familiar with +SUSE and +openSUSE , it bears mentioning what YaST actually is. YaST is our administrative control panel, composed of numerous modules for Software Management, User Management, Partitioning, and a variety of other tasks. It has interfaces implemented with +GTK , +Qt Project , and a command line interface. The command line interface is particularly nice in the case that you are running a server without a graphical environment, or if for some reason your graphical environment is not working. YaST even powers our very advanced graphical installer, providing us with power and stability during the install process that I haven't seen any other distribution able to replicate. WebYaST brings the power of YaST to remote administration, allowing you to remotely administer your machines from a comfortable web-based graphical interface.
For a couple of years now I've been hearing rumors about YaST being switched to +Ruby from the proprietary YCP la…