|Brent Saner on 8 Jan 2008 16:49:18 -0800|
config files as opposed to what?
i like the fact that i can back up an entire system-wide configuration by just copying a bunch of plaintext files. no proprietary binaries to worry about, nothing possibly getting "broken" and leaving your system unconfigurable...
what would you prefer? a GUI? a program that wrote the config files automagically via a user-interaction CLI utility, maybe?
the problem is while these are totally do-able for a server or desktop and definitely a direction the GNU/Linux community is headed, it simply cannot be done in the case of OpenWRT. you need to remember you're flashing this to an off-the-shelf ROUTER. we're talking specs lower than a 386, on average. X-WRT is a very simple web gui and yet it alone sucks up a huuuuge chunk of space on the image compared to the actual system itself.
honestly, config files is IMO one of the easiest things about GNU/Linux (as long as they're well-documented, which tends to all depend on the distro).
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