Why use webmin instead of ebox ?

Asked by Fabián Rodríguez on 2009-03-12

I was wondering why turnkey decided to use Webmin instead of Ebox, considering the technical direction that Ubuntu / Debian took about Webmin (ie, removing it):
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/2873

Thanks for any feedback on this.

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2010-09-24
Alon Swartz (alonswartz) said : #1

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.

We chose webmin over eBox because webmin has a much leaner footprint. eBox brought in too many dependencies.
Besides, WebMin has a ton of useful functionality via extension modules that eBox doesn't provide. For the usage scenarios
we envisioned it seemed like Webmin was a better fit.

Liraz (liraz-siri) said : #2

There's more discussion regarding TurnKey's choice to use Webmin on our forums:

http://www.turnkeylinux.org/forum/general/20100923/webmin-reliable-use-turnkeylinux

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