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Words, words, words

Now that I'm back from vacation (some breath-taking climbing in Italy), it's time to pamper penny-a-liner side of me and give some publicity to few fresh openSUSE 11.2 features. Here is one of them:

Back in the times of KDE3, I used to find the fact that I can search KCM modules by keywords (that is, in addition to module names, it looked for a match also in groups of tags, describing the function of the module in detail) rather handy. My colleague Pavol, the user of Most Awesome Computer OS X, seemingly appreciates that Apple's System Preferences (equivalent of YaST) can do the same, so he requested feature #305845. It was then a matter of one afternoon to teach Qt4 Control Centre to do the same.

Now let's have a look at some real example. I want to share my vacation photos with the others by exporting the folder, so that they can mount it (or alternatively, I want to mount somebody else's shared folder with photos). After typing 'share' keyword, I can see a selection of YaST modules which I can possibly use:

Now I can choose between samba and NFS server if I want to export my shared folder, or NFS client if I want to mount somebody else's one.

Contribution needed

To make the search effective (better, to make it find at least something ;)), it is necessary to assign sets of suitable keywords to as many YaST modules as possible and this is exactly the place where community contribution will be useful.
So - if you feel that certain YaST module does not match the keyword even though it should, please do one of the following:
  • Use bugzilla to file an enhancement request and assign it to the mainteiner of that module
  • For that particular YaST package, do a Factory submit request, extending its .desktop file with the keyword(s)
For the latter, use X-SuSE-YaST-Keywords .desktop file entry and add a comma-separated list of words. E.g it can look as follows:

X-SuSE-YaST-Keywords = disk, partition, LVM, RAID, NFS, mount,format, encrypt, fstab 
(guessing which module this could belong to is an exercise for the reader :) ) Anyway, any help will be appreciated ...


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 15th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
JFYI, feature #305845 link is incorrect (missing '5' at the end)
Aug. 15th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
Excuse me... maybe I'm just stupid, but how to I make the side bar reappear if I closed it?

- Markus
Aug. 18th, 2009 08:09 am (UTC)
Re: Ummm...
Once the side bar is closed, it can't be opened anymore, it's a feature of QDockWidget (or better, documentation does not say anything about ways how to possibly re-open it). It can however be made un-closable .. Not sure if it is really desirable, but after all, it is one-liner patch
Aug. 20th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Ummm...
I would make it unclosable to avoid confusion.
Aug. 20th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Ummm...
I would make it unclosable to avoid confusion.

Yeah, it's done like that now in Factory (as soon as submitreq gets accepted). Credit however goes to Bille, I was hunting down some more annoying Qt4 CC bugs in the meantime :)
Aug. 16th, 2009 08:44 am (UTC)
Broken link
The link to the feature is broken ;-)
Aug. 16th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Broken link
Not anymore :)
Aug. 16th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
Mac OS X
I use Mac OS X rarely, not more that one hour a month. My main OS on the notebook I use is, of course, openSUSE :-)
Jul. 25th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
You probably mean 11.3, not 11.2. :)
Jul. 27th, 2010 03:45 am (UTC)
Re: 11.3
The date is "Aug. 15th, 2009". Of course, it's about 11.2.
Please, be more attentive ;-)
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