Moving towards NetworkManager

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 12:13:19 UTC 2016


On 29 July 2016 at 13:04, Josef Wolf <jw at raven.inka.de> wrote:
> IIUC, so far we have:
>
> - ifupdown:       Legacy. Configuation is scattered all over /etc/*
> - NetworkManager: Closely tangled with desktops
> - networkd:       Umm, have not checked it yet
> - netplan:        An abstraction layer above the other three.


This may not be directly relevant, and I don't use it myself, but...

I track a number of non-GNOME-based distros via mailing lists, forums
etc. A common question is avoiding NetworkManager, as it's a GNOME
tool and pulls in various GNOME dependencies. (E.g. on Arch it
requires the GNOME keyring merely to be able to _enter_ a Wifi
password. Not to store it, just to enter it at all!)

The next-most-popular tool and replacement for NM seems to be WICD:

http://wicd.sourceforge.net/


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