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Month: July 2012

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

From: Julius Schwartzenberg <julius.schwartzenberg@...>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:58:40 +0200
Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> Timothy Pearson wrote:
>>> 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.
> 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. :-)

Which version of nm-applet is that? For me, with Ubuntu Precise and the
Trinity Nightly builds, the icon always shows up without problems. The
version of the package is Also notifications from
nm-applet work great together with Trinity's notification support!

While its interface could be improved, I don't think it's that bad. I'm
not aware of any alternatives that come even close in features or with a
better interface. I think at this point it would be easier to cooperate
with the Network Manager people to solve small issues that are there
than to look for an alternative.

Now that the NM configuration is actually applied at a system-wide level
(you do not loose your connection by logging off anymore), the biggest
problem I had with NM is completely gone.