Re: Proposal: NetworkManager for GNOME 2.18.

On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 14:44 -0400, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Robert Love">
> > Right now both the applet and daemon live in GNOME CVS and are released
> > together.
> (I don't think it's important for them to be split, unless you forsee the
> combination having an impact on adherence to the GNOME release schedule.)
> I think the crucial thing we need to do when considering new basic tech like
> NetworkManager is grok the integration points. Which modules throughout the
> (official) stack can benefit from integration with NetworkManager? This will
> result in great examples for third party developers and the exercise of use
> cases (possibly) beyond the original scope.
> Perhaps the most interesting (in the Chinese sense) is gnome-system-tools.
> Not just because of the static configuration issue, but how we integrate
> configuration in general.
> But there are lots of other places this integration matters throughout the
> stack, from Epiphany to applets.

One of the nice things about NM is knowing when you are connected and
when you are not.  Some apps already have patches to utilize this for
say offline modes.  

As for static configuration issues, it is on the NetworkManager
development map though I am not sure how far they have gotten or how
much longer they think it will take.  My guess is it is not very soon.
I know at Red Hat at least, one of the goals when starting NM was to
replace the if* stack so we didn't have to maintain two networking
systems.  Unfortunately, dynamic networks is still a big mountain to

Anyway as part of the release team +1 for NM-applet being in the release
and gnome apps starting to (optionally) rely on the extra info NM can
give them.

John (J5) Palmieri <johnp redhat com>

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