Foxy foxy at on-the-hill.me.uk
Mon Aug 20 20:10:52 UTC 2007

Jani Monoses wrote:
> Giuseppe Torelli wrote:
>> On 8/17/07, Jari Rahkonen <jari.rahkonen at pp1.inet.fi> wrote:
>>> I wouldn't mind having wicd in a future version of Xubuntu, but would
>>> just as readily accept whatever tool is picked for the task as long as
>>> it can handle all the relevant encryption schemes and isn't too resource
>>> hungry.
>> I agree with you. So Jani, Freddy, Jim and whoever do you agree to
>> include wicd in gutsy+1?
> As I said in an earlier mail we should use n-m. I've sent a couple patches to get rid of some
> of its gnome deps. If anyone wants to help there's a fairly straightforward task left, to 
> add support for GTKAssistant (GTK+ >= 2.10)instead of GnomeDruid that it currently uses.
> The code is in gnome svn, the network-manager-applet module.
> That is a good task for gutsy+1 all the advanced wifi stuff and integration with de base system and desktop is
> being done in n-m, wicd is going to have to duplicate all that effort to have the same features.
> Jani
The good thing about wicd is that you do not need to enter your WPA 
string every time you connect. All workarounds for nm are too 
complicated and do not work for certain cases.

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