The future of gnome-network-admin?

Alexander Sack asac at
Wed Oct 1 13:55:38 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 09:39:02AM -0400, Cory K. wrote:
> Cory K. wrote:
> > Ubuntu Studio does not ship it because it doesn't fit our use case along
> > with causing xruns while recording audio. So we ship gnome-network-admin.
> >
> > I've heard a note about (I believe) some of the needed ifup/down stuff
> > being taking out of hal and this would cause issue with sticking with
> > gnome-network-admin. Sorry if I'm a little mixed on the terms here.
> >
> > In the end, is not shipping network-admin going to be an issue any time
> > soon?
> >   
> Correction: "In the end, is not shipping *network-manager* going to be
> an issue any time
> soon?"

Atm network-manager is used by applications to guess the
online/offline state. I am not aware that other features of the dbus
API are used by application.

FWIW, NM 0.7 eliminates a lot of constraints that 0.6 had. For
instance you can manage connections without a running X (if that is
the use case you are referring to above).

 - Alexander

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