Re: Extending the mobile-broadband-provider-info database

On 27. juli 2011 21:53, Dan Williams wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-07-22 at 11:32 +0200, Marius Kotsbak wrote:
>> Den 19. juli 2011 17:51, skrev Dan Williams:
>>> As long as the attributes we add aren't required, it should be fine to
>>> add them.  See the balance check stuff that was added a while ago; that
>>> was added in a compatible manner and existing tools simply ignore the
>>> new attributes.
>> About the existing information there. I see it is mobile network 
>> identifiers, but I haven't seen that Network manager exploit this to 
>> automatically select or propose the correct network settings. Is this 
>> not implemented yet?
> It's done in the client applications like nm-applet and
> nm-connection-editor and the KDE bits, which create the actual
> configuration and display stuff like signal and network names.  NM
> simply passes the mobile broadband specific configuration along to
> ModemManager, but isn't itself involved at all with the carrier/APN
> selection.  nm-applet also makes use of the database to pull out a
> carrier name based on MCC/MNC/SID if the modem doesn't one.

Okay, I just haven't seen it happen in nm-applet. I always have had to
select country and then operator/subscription.


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