Re: ANN: Release of NetworkManager 0.8.996 (0.9.0-beta2)

On Sun, 2011-05-08 at 22:07 +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> >> Sorry for the delayed response
> >>
> >> Sugar is the other one that comes to mind. It seems to partially work
> >> if you have a system connection like either a wired ethernet or
> >> connect to a connection using gnome3 and then login to the sugar
> >> interface it partially works. I think the issues are two bits. Firstly
> >> the ability to detect a connection and that its online, secondly
> >> moving the user settings code over to systems code. Any assistance or
> >> patches would be welcome (I'm only new to python), sample code in
> >> python would be useful too (I've only managed to find the anaconda
> >> patch and it's not much use for the use case).
> >
> > Yeah, Sugar would need a patch.  The first part (porting to NM 0.9 for
> > status information) is pretty easy, the second part where Sugar acts as
> > an applet is harder, but actually might be fairly simple with NM 0.9.
> > It's been in the back of my mind for a while, but I haven't gotten
> > around to doing a proof-of-concept even though I wrote a lot of the
> > original code for it 5 years ago :)
> I've done the first hack up of a patch (attached) for NM 0.9. Not sure
> if it works as I've not got a wifi based F-15 with me at the moment.
> I'll test it more when I get home from RH summit in the next couple of
> days. In the mean time is it possible for you to provide some feedback
> and advise.
> I'm mostly trying to focus on connection status and wired/wireless
> ethernet initially although I've changed some of the GSM based stuff.
> I'm not sure if I've got the GSM/Serial -> Modem changes correct.
> Also I'm not sure if I've got the NM_ACTIVE_CONNECTION_STATE* bits
> correct as the .h file upstream only has a 0 error code where the
> Sugar stuff had numbers for each state.
>  I've looked at a number of patches but I'm not sure if I've got it
> all right and I might have confused bits of the compat API too. :-/

Sorry I hadn't gotten around to looking at the Sugar bits yet, but I'll
happily review what you've got so far.


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