Proposal: Remove NetworkManager for WICD, perhaps after Lucid?

J. Anthony Limon j at
Fri Jan 8 22:17:00 UTC 2010

Network Manager is a tricky topic so I'll try to make this as unbiased
as possible.

WICD offers a solid replacement to NetworkManager while keeping almost
all the features. The only thing I can think of that would keep someone
from switching outright is that Network Manager has built-in VPN
support. After a poll of some sort we could then decide if we also
needed to ship a VPN client by default.

Also, since the next release is LTS it might make sense to wait to make
the switch as going from NetworkManager to WICD is as easy as apt-get
--purge autremove networkmanager

- J

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