The GNOME System Tools version 0.28.0 "Juggling knives" have
The GNOME System Tools are a set of cross-platform configuration
utilities for Linux and other Unix systems. Internally they are
divided in frontends and backends. The frontend knows nothing about
the underlying system and provides the same user interface across
the different types of systems. The backend knows how to read and
write the configuration information. The GNOME System Tools do not
impose a new database on the system: they work with the default
configuration files so that configuration can still be done by hand
or by other tools.
We still need lots of help from anybody interested in contributing
to GST, even if it's only an email letting us know whether the
tools worked for your system. You can also submit bug reports at
Testing that the tools work correctly on your system and either
filing detailed bug reports or confirming that they work correctly
is greatly appreciated. If you test a tool on an unsupported
distro/system and find out that it works correctly, please let us
know so that we can update the supported tools matrix (see below).
The tools have been stable on our systems recently. However, since
this tools modify your system configuration we suggest that only
people which are going to be able to solve a problem if something
goes wrong use them at the time. We have created a backup system so
that the changes made to the configuration files are tracked and
Every time a tool modifies your system configuration files, it
makes backups of those files. The backups are rotated (for 9 levels
in total), and the backup made the first time the tool was run is
kept forever. This means that you can revert your system
configuration to the point before you ever ran a GNOME System Tool.
The backup path is
this directory, you'll find a complete snapshot of the files that
were modified. The original directory structure leading up to these
files is also kept. <id> runs from 1-9, and when the first
backup is rotated out, it is kept in a special catalog called
"First", which is never touched again.
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