KNetworkManager svn 1002781 - Call for testing

Jonathan Thomas echidnaman at
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> 
> > 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
> >
> >1-0ubuntu1~ppa1
> >
> > 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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