Network Configuration

Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre mathieu-tl at
Thu Sep 15 19:25:13 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 3:03 PM, Kai Mast <kai.mast at> wrote:
> Oneiric is already in Beta and we still have two different apps to
> configure network connections. One in the System Settings and one when
> using the indicators. Will that be the way Oneiric is shipped or will
> they be merged?

As far as I know, both will be shipped, and as for my own opinion,
both are needed.

Part of the reason for this is that they both deal with the exact same
backend; and not all variants of Ubuntu ship the gnome-control-center
pieces (I can already think of Xubuntu which is currently not shipping

Furthermore, not all the settings are covered by both applications.
The gnome-control-center stuff includes proxy configuration which is
not something available (yet) in nm-connection-editor. This is partly
a decision coming from Gnome and a side effect of the move to Gnome
Shell, which ships its own module for the network "indicator", while
still using some parts of nm-applet.

And all this brings me back to the fact that the gnome-control-center
module for Network uses dialogs coming from nm-applet, so for now they
are not really possible to separate.


Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <mathieu-tl at>
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