TazPanel is the SliTaz administration and settings center from where you can control your entire system such as managing packages, adding or removing users, creating Live systems and much more. Navigation is done with the toolbar at the top of the application window and in some cases with a submenu or a side bar as in the packages interface.
In most cases you will get a description and useful information with the section concerned. TazPanel uses the latest XHTML 5 and CSS 3 technology to provide a clean and easy to use frontend for all the administration tasks that you can do on SliTaz. TazPanel has also been coded from the beginning with speed and quality in mind and it also supports full internationalization.
TazPanel is run as a web server on port 82 by default and can be used only from the local system. If you wish to control your system from a remote host you can change the server configuration file to allow connections from a local network or the entire world wide web, but in this last case make sure that you set a strong password for the panel. The server configuration file is /etc/slitaz/httpd.conf.
TazPanel provides a small terminal emulator which lets you execute commands as root on the remote or local system. Not all available commands are usable and you should use a SSH connection for most tasks. That said, having access to a few commands within the web interface can be useful and wget is supported to allow file uploads on a remote machine. The download directory is /var/www/downloads by default. All commands can use options such as -R -l etc.
You can get support on the Slitaz forum, the mailing list or the IRC channel. The official SliTaz IRC channel is on Freenode (note that you can use LostIRC, Xchat or Pidgin on SliTaz). Freenode also provides a nice IRC web interface.
If you want to help and get involved in SliTaz, TazPanel maybe for you! We need help in translating, styling, documenting and coding. If you need more information or want to publish a new graphical style, you can go to the SliTaz Community and post on the Devel forum or post an update with a PM to a SliTaz contributor so that we can get in touch and include your work in TazPanel or in an extra styles package.
TazPanel is still a young application which will be improved and polished in time. If you find a bug, please post on the SliTaz tracker: bugs.slitaz.org. Tazpanel has a debug mode that can be enabled in the configuration file tazpanel.conf and also provides a debug page.