Re: Network Monitor Capabilities in NM

On Sun, 2006-03-26 at 15:31 +0200, Jürg Billeter wrote:
> On Son, 2006-03-26 at 15:21 +0200, Thomas Voss wrote:
> > first a clarification: I'm not talking about providing complete
> > statistical information about network traffic, I think just providing
> > some visual indication of a network's activity would be quite useful as
> > one quick glance at the icon for example would show you that the network
> > is still active (huge downloads, distributed applications etc. ).
> > 
> > Therefore I would propose that just the icon of the nm-applet indicates
> > the current network's activity by using four different icons:
> > 
> > (1.) Inactive: Both monitors dark.
> > (2.) Receiving: Upper right monitor lighten up.
> > (3.) Sending: Lower left monitor lighten up.
> > (4.) Sending & Receiving: Both monitor lighten up.
> > 
> > This is equal to the network monitor applet.
> IMO, there are two problems with that proposal. First, if you replace
> the current icon, you loose the current information (wired/wireless,
> wireless signal strength); 

I'm a little bit confused, I'm running NetworkManager 0.6.1 on Dapper
Drake but the icon doesn't carry any information about wired/wireless
connection or wireless signal strength !?

> integrating all information in one icon is
> not feasible. Second, flashing monitors are distracting for some people,
> so it shouldn't be mandatory in nm-applet.

Alright, a little less "bling" would do the job as well :-) 



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