Re: [Evolution] WICD & NM

On Tue, 2010-06-01 at 06:54 -0400, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
On Mon, 2010-05-31 at 12:23 -0400, Robert K. Tompsett - N8JUQ wrote:
In reference to Evolution "Pete Biggs" What is the WICD and NM in
reference to?

NM is the fabulous Network Manager.  I've never had it malfunction, and
it is a serious component of why the LINUX desktop (GNOME) a usable
desktop in the real-world.


It provides "Pain-Free" networking and a D-Bus service so applications
can reliably [and simply] determine if the host is online with a
network;  rather than the old days when applications used all kind of
hacks to try to determine that.

Up to a point. Two issues with NM are 1) for a long time it had almost
no user-oriented documentation (a man page that boils down to "it just
works" doesn't count), and 2) the point about easily determining
connectivity is only true if NM is the only network config tool. In many
distros that's still not the case, leading to much confusion.

That said, I'm a happy camper and agree that NM is the way forward.


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