Re: Proposal: NetworkManager for GNOME 2.18.
- From: JP Rosevear <jpr novell com>
- To: "John (J5) Palmieri" <johnp redhat com>
- Cc: Shaun McCance <shaunm gnome org>, Jeff Waugh <jdub perkypants org>, desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Proposal: NetworkManager for GNOME 2.18.
- Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 19:31:33 -0400
On Tue, 2006-10-03 at 18:23 -0400, John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> 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
The basic daemon capabilities are there, you can set static IP's via
sysconfig on opensuse/sled.
> 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.
Online/offline information should really be a platform API.
JP Rosevear <jpr novell com>
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