Re: Epiphany now Linux-only (was: [epiphany] Require NetworkManager)

On Fri, 2011-06-24 at 14:52 +0200, Xan wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 8:48 AM, Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse
> <jasper humppa nl> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm quite worried about this change...
> > You are aware you have just made Epiphany a Linux-only webbrowser?
> >
> > There is no NM support for any of the BSD nor Solaris. FreeBSD has a Google
> > SoC project, but that's it. Isn't there a possibility to keep NM as an
> > optional dependency? Albeit a strongly suggested one?
> Since other GNOME core modules already have hard dependencies on NM
> (the shell and the control center at least, I'm told)

Reading the code would show you that NetworkManager is optional for both
of those modules.

>  this is not
> particularly a new thing. Of course we could just make it optional on
> the basis that some people might be interested in using Epiphany
> outside of GNOME, but our future roadmap has more and non-trivial
> integration with the GNOME UX in it, not less, so at some point this
> will really make no sense.
> The best solution, if any, is to solve this at the NM level to allow
> others to use GNOME if they are interested, I'd say.

I'm afraid that you'll need to make NetworkManager an optional
dependency for now.

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