I’ve been thinking for a while that it’d be useful as all hell to have a solid configuration tool for gnome to generate kiosks. Internet kiosks. With one click of a checkbox.
So, I started reading the gnome sys admin guide today. It looks like this won’t be too hard to pull off, especially if I concentrate on getting it working well in just one linux distribution and in FreeBSD and accept that that’s the limit of my ambitions. In either case, FreeBSD’s gnome configuration is different enough to most linuxes that I imagine that alone would be a good couple of cases to ensure cross-distro viability.
It might be simplest to configure things how I want using the tools in gnome2 itself, rather than attacking the xml config files, then dump out the xml configs and write a tool that’ll just copy ’em over a user’s defaults.