brainstorming for UDS-N - Package Selection and Defaults

Jussi Schultink jussi01 at
Wed Sep 29 12:26:30 BST 2010

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 4:55 AM, Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre
<mathieu-tl at> wrote:
> 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
> Natty...
> 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.

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