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Feature Name

System Configuration Tools Cleanup Project.


Fedora includes several system configuration tools (system-config-*). Each of these configuration tools...

This effort includes:

  • GUI look & feel consistency
  • elimination of not used tools
  • better functionality


  • Jaroslav Reznik (jreznik AT redhat DOT com)
  • Roman Rakus (rrakus AT redhat DOT com)

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 31
  • Last updated: 2009-01-09
  • Percentage of completion: ?

Detailed Description

There are several system configuration tools in Fedora which differs in terms of functionality, look and feel and quality. The aim of this project is to enhance this tools - unify look and feel, add better functionality and raise overall quality. Some of these tools are even obsoleted now.

The idea is to cleanup our system configuration tools in these areas:

Consistent look & feel

  • Follow Gnome Human Interface Guidelines
  • Consistently use dialog/application style
  • Make system config tools look/behave similar
    • Similar application window design
    • Ok/Apply buttons
    • Reverting changes
    • etc.

Tools to eliminate

The goal is to eliminate the config tools as much as possible and replace them with code that can dynamically detect system state, such as the way s-c-mouse is gone and eliminate old obsoleted system config tools.


Benefit to Fedora

System configuration tools are very visible parts of Fedora and high quality management tools could attract more users from competitor's operating systems. Also this project will help current Fedora users to maintain their systems in more efficient way.


This project affects many system configuration tools and requires lot of cooperation of developers and maintainers. It is long term project so it should be divided to phases to be complete in time for Fedora release.

Phase 1

Phase 1 should consist from reviewing tools and fixing most visible and annoying bugs.

Phase 2

Phase 3

There is feature tracker in Bugzilla.

List of changed configuration tools with current maintainers.

How To Test

For each component will be reported bugs.

User Experience

This project will help Fedora users to maintain their systems in more efficient way. It's aimed on user which are not comfortable with manual configuration by editing configuration files by hand.


This feature depends on ...

Bugzilla tracker bug:

Contingency Plan


(Nearly) every system configuration tool has own documentation. This documentation has to be updated to reflect all changes.

Release Notes

Comments and Discussion