There will be released two versions of this tool,
-A stable version for normal users - (last bugs fixing and cleaning of code)
-A development version for developers (not ready yet)
Features of stable version;
Network Settings (using pns-tool)
Security Settings - You can changes the password of the current user and change the default user at boot-up.
Changes Settings (using save.dat manager)
Jump Menu - You can change your system menu by using a jump menu. So every features available will be listed in this Jump Menu.
On the fly - PSC will make a module with its files when you have completed the "first run" process. (Optional)
CheatCodes Manager - You can easily manage your boot parameters with a nice GUI with help buttons if you don't understand/know a cheatcode.
Porteus FireWall Manager - You can easily set up your firewall at every boot, and change its mode with 3 pre-defined mode, Normal,Strict,Block All.
Porteus CleanMe - If you browser takes too long to start, maybe its cache is too big. So with this feature, you will able to clean your browser's cache.
Compatible browsers :
The Porteus Settings Centre will not run if you are using "Always Fresh" Mode, because, every changes will be lost at shut down of the system.
PSC has been written to be run from Guest account because guest is the default user of Porteus at boot-up. It can be run from root too.
If you run it as guest, you will get a dialog box to give root's permissions to PSC.
It cannot works without root's permissions.
Its size is about 650KB.
It has been tested under Porteus V1.0 64Bit and Porteus V1.0 32bit (by Ahau), and everything is working.
If one of these packages are missing, PSC should run a dialog box (if Xdialog is present) with missed package(s).
If it does not happened, you can get a report at /opt/psc/logs with the date of run like DAY-MONTH-YEAR
This application does not needs any Internet Connection. It generate the icons, if one of them are missings.
TODO List :
-Write a Password Dialog Box to avoid any prompt console.
-Add FlashPlayer compatibility to CleanMe - It will able to install/update/fix the flash plugin.
-Finish the "Make a new user" function - This feature should be able to make you a new account instead use Guest or Root accounts under Porteus.
This release was real challenge, Agreimann was the first owner of this application but he leave the idea and the source code of this application to The Porteus Community.
I think everyone can contribute to Porteus Settings Centre, Any variants are welcome.
Everyone should have his own variant of this tool if He wants one. No restriction, Freedom!
I will publish the link to download, when it will be ready for stable version.