On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 11:42, PCMan <pcman.tw@...> wrote:
> Why not just use nm-applet? It works very well.
It does but I know there was lxnm, and then I noticed that nm-applet was a
relatively big part of the RAM for networking. I thought it might be a
better idea than working on LXNM, but since that's stopped, it's probably
Also it requires a compatible panel, but that's not a problem for LXDE.
Creating yet another
> nm frontend is very complicated. Much complicated then it looks like.
> IMO, It doesn't worth the effort and it won't provide additional
> benefit. We will even loss integration with gnome-keyring so the
> usability is actually worse. For me, there is no plan to do this and
> since Fred no longer maintains lxnm,
Ok, I'll add that info to the wiki.
> it's considered obsolete now.
> Of course this doesn't stop anyone from trying to write yet another nm
> frontend. There are already two IIRC. One is for kde and another is in
> gtk but it's not in active development.
Thanks for the info. I guess if someone from a different light wm project
wants one, they can do it. I'm guessing it would be useful for icewm, since
setting up networking is difficult in that wm, and nm-applet doesn't work
> On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 9:39 AM, Chris Watkins
> <chriswaterguy@...> wrote:
> > Some thoughts from a non-developer - please forgive any mistakes :-).
> > About networking on recent Linux distros with NetworkManager and
> > It works! I used to have a lot of trouble with networking, but it seems
> > work and connect extremely well now - sometimes even connecting where
> > someone else with a Win or Mac machine has trouble. I assume this is due
> > a better NetworkManager?
> > nm-applet uses a lot more RAM than NetworkManager itself. (It's quite
> > to use though.)
> > So, I was thinking about LXNM, which would probably take a lot of work to
> > work as well as NetworkManager. Would it be more useful in the medium
> > to develop a lighter interface to NetworkManager, to replace nm-applet?
> > might also be handy for people using certain other window managers, or
> > Openbox without a panel. If it's a non sys-tray app, but which minimizes
> > systray, that could be usable but very flexible.
> > NetworkManager now has nmcli, a command line interface (though it seems
> > new - it's in Fedora 13 but doesn't seem to be in Debian Squeeze yet). I
> > would guess that that makes developing an alternative nm interface much
> > easier.
> > Just a thought :-).
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