Since 1.17, linuxconf-gui (wxxt-linuxconf) has been enhanced quite
a lot. Many enhancement were made to the GUI protocol. In 1.17r2
Linuxconf is making use of it a lot. Note that Linuxconf is still compatible
with gnome-linuxconf (shipped with RedHat and Mandrake).
When Linuxconf detects it is talking to a new linuxconf-gui, it does many
things differently. Also note that most of these enhancement will be
applied to gnome-linuxconf soon. I am still maintaining wxxt-linuxconf
- I know wxxt fairly well
- It is easy to have linuxconf-gui on almost any distro while
running gnome-linuxconf is a problem on anything before rh-6.0
So what's new on the GUI side
- Mouse icons changing when linuxconf is processing
- Lists are updated instead of being redraw/recreate all the time
(not all part of linuxconf has been updated though)
- linuxconf-gui is now looking closer to gnome-linuxconf treemenu hack.
While the look is almost the same (a treemenu on the side and a notebook
on the right), this is handled under linuxconf control. This shows that
the GUI protocol can be used to produce more complex application.
On RedHat and Mandrake system, you have to remove (or rename)
gnome-linuxconf to try linuxconf-gui.