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DrakX tools should be redesigned, but since moving to python and rewrite all (for instance) is not a simple task, they should -at least- be able to respect the user desktop layout. So at least a QT interface should be written also.


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DrakX developers perl, perl-qt4 developer. Doc team to add new layout screen-shots

Current status

  • Targeted release: Mageia 3
  • Last updated: 2021/07/24
  • Percentage of completion: 0%

Detailed Description

A better desktop integration for distro specific tools is a goal that any distributions should have. The interface code should be multi-architectural and desktop independent designed. Our tool are script based, so the former aim is reached, the latter is not. Interface for QT4, and as soon as perl-XXX are ready for GTK3 and QT5 as well, should be provided.

Why it would be good for Mageia to include it

It could reduce the number of gtk dependencies in kde live cd for instance.

Test case

This develop involves mageia tools, so regressions are possible and the tools should be tested again.

Software / Packages Dependencies

What could disrupt development of this new feature

Lack of contributions and low perl knowledge.



Release Notes


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