brainstorming for UDS-N - Package Selection and Defaults

Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre mathieu-tl at
Wed Sep 29 02:55:15 BST 2010

On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 9:40 PM, Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at> wrote:
> I'd like to make sure we have a clear, long-term, project wide vision for GUI
> network management clients.  I understand Conman was viewed as the future, but
> is that still the case and what do we need to do to get it properly supported
> across the Ubuntu project?

Good idea. I think making sure connman and network-manager can be used
interchangeably is a good thing, regardless of the choices made w/r/t
which GUI will be default where. After all, having choice is the
fundamental idea behind open source ;)

In my mind this goes as far as making sure indicator-network works as
well with connman as it does with NM as a backend, so the user
experience is the same between Ubuntu flavours.

Since connman didn't make it for maverick on UNE, I'd suspect a fair
assumption is that the plan still is to try to have it for UNE for

That said, that's one of the things I will be focusing on at UDS;
along with a blueprint I have yet to write regarding upgrades to the
networking stack in general. One thing I'd really like to see is at
least isc-dhcp 4 as default, an updated wpasupplicant (0.7), etc. At
the very least isc-dhcp 4 would be a huge plus for future updates to
NetworkManager. I'm sure we could think of a couple more things in
just networking quite easily.

Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <mathieu-tl at>
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