It seems like rewriting drakxtools and drakconf is off the table for OpenMandriva. I understand if we don’t have person-power or time to do this.
We have in the past told users we would not just throw these away without something to replace them. So we need to make some kind of decision about what we are going to do about this. FWIW: Users are asking and concerned about losing their much beloved tools.
Also rpmdrake, and friends like drakrpm-edit-media. Discover seems an inadequate replacement for these. No one seems to actually like Discover and internet search shows distro after distro users reporting troubles with it. My concern is that when I reported user issues with Discover in Lx 3 I got more about what crap Discover and/or PackageKit was than I actually got issues resolved. I’m skeptical that will change. So is dnfdragora an adequate replacement? If we believe Discover is crap I would prefer we don’t have as default package for Plasma ISO.
One question about ManaTools/dnfdragora is if we have issues and report bugs upstream to Mageia how will that be received? Also are we willing to give up OM control of maintenance of such basic packages to another disto?
Could we please reach a decision on these in next TC-meeting? Would think we need to decide soon if we are going to replace so we can get that process started and to allow for adequate testing.