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Month: July 2012

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

From: Julius Schwartzenberg <julius.schwartzenberg@...>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:29:53 +0200
Lisi wrote:
> On Friday 20 July 2012 14:58:40 Julius Schwartzenberg wrote:
>> 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.
> Many of us already use wicd.  In fact, one of teh first things I do when I 
> have instralled a system is purge NM and install wicd.

Yes, wicd works very good but there are two big problems with it.

1. People who are not aware of what exactly a supplicant is will not
easily set it up. It's configuration, while very powerful, is not really
user friendly.

2. It only supports wired and wireless ethernet. This probably works for
most cases, but Network Manager offers significantly more which will
probably more and more important in the future.

I have used wicd myself as well for a long time, when NM didn't work for
me, but nowadays it seems the problems I had with NM have mostly been