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Month: July 2012

Re: [trinity-users] knetworkmanager-trinity vanished?

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 23:38:07 -0500
> Timothy Pearson wrote:
>>> I just did an upgrade, and knetworkmanager seems to have suddenly
>>> vanished from the build:
>> knetwork manager is not available for distributions that use
>> network-manager 0.9 or above due to the fact that critical functionality
>> was removed from the upstream network-manager project.
>> We are investigating other network management systems for inclusion in
>> TDE
>> as network-manager appears to be a poor choice for TDE at this time.
> I suggest using the GTK nm-applet for now. At least on Ubuntu Precise,
> everything works perfectly when just running nm-applet in a Trinity
> session. I haven't encountered a single problem yet with it. I do not
> think it would be wise to try to replace network-manager, because there
> do not seem to be any alternatives with a comparable amount of features.
> Julius

I am not so sure--nm-applet won't even display it's icon here, and to make
matters worse it is a known and ignored upstream bug.  The network-manager
developers seem to be focusing on Gnome/Unity only; the icon bug also
appears on xfce.  To top it all off I personally think nm-applet's user
interface is rather ugly and difficult to use. :-)