KNetworkManager svn 1002781 - Call for testing
echidnaman at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 19:07:15 BST 2009
On Wednesday 29 July 2009 2:03:33 pm Yuriy Kozlov wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 10:03 AM, Jonathan Thomas<echidnaman at gmail.com>
> > Hello all,
> > Riddel's email setup is a bit busted at the moment, so he asked me to
> > send this one out.
> > Our favorite NetworkManager plasma widget developers have decided to
> > switch primary focus from the plasma widget to a standalone application
> > called KNetworkManager (sound familiar?) This is a monolithic client
> > written from scratch, and will probably be what all of our hopes will
> > rest upon for an un- mangled Network experience in Kubuntu 9.10.
> > If you can, we would very much appreciate testing. You can record your
> > results at
> > https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Kubuntu/PlasmaWidgetNetworkManager/0.0+svn100278
> > That page should have sufficient instructions for the testing.
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Jonathan
> Monolithic client? Can you clarify?
It's a single application, as compared to a plugin for Plasma like the plasma
> It's still just an interface to the NetworkManager daemon right?
> Do you know why the move to a standalone app from a plasmoid?
Probably easier to maintain without worrying about QGraphics* and layout
issues and the like. The whole visual presentation of the plasma widget is
undergoing major upheaval at the moment, and a system tray-type icon is easier
to do at the moment.
For what it's worth, it does use the new system tray protocol like Klipper
does, so we get a nice Plasma-themed tooltip and hover/click animations.
> ~ Yuriy
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