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  • YaST Yet another Setup Tool

YaST is the installation and configuration tool for openSUSE and the SUSE Linux Enterprise distributions. It is popular for its easy use and attractive graphical interface and the capability to customize your system quickly during and after the installation.

  • A short history of YaST

The development of YaST started in January 1995. It was written in C++ with a ncurses GUI by Thomas Fehr (one of the S.u.S.E. founders) and Michael Andres. The 1st appearance of YaST2 was in November 1999 (for installation only on SuSE Linux 6.3). In 2000 YaST2 for the running system was included in SuSE Linux 7.1.


  • Mailing Lists

The YaST mailing lists are the main communication medium for the developers and the community of the YaST project. If you are interested feel free to join the lists.

These lists are developer lists. For end user support please choose the appropriate openSUSE mailing list.
  • IRC channel

You can as well contact us in our official IRC channel:

  • Forum
  • Meetings



How to join

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  • When is someone eligible to join?
  • What has one to do to join?
  • Is openSUSE Membership required for the task?

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