Bug 131652 - Two wireless applets? One has to go ...
Two wireless applets? One has to go ...
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-applets (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 131589
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Reported: 2004-09-02 16:46 EDT by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.8.0-2
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Last Closed: 2004-09-21 12:37:08 EDT
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Description Matthias Clasen 2004-09-02 16:46:09 EDT
There are two wireless applets, one should go.
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2004-09-03 05:06:16 EDT
I think we should remove the Wireless Link Monitor if anything - the
Network Monitor applet shows wireless signal strength.

Dan: what do you think?
Comment 2 Bryan W Clark 2004-09-03 16:50:11 EDT
Dan will be back on Tuesday.  

It sounds reasonable to remove the WLM in favor of the NetworkManager
applet, which provides the same functionality plus more.
Comment 3 Dan Williams 2004-09-07 00:52:49 EDT
Remember, ditching the non NM one means that we'll require people to
use NetworkManager to get a wireless applet.  Now that we've got
support for forcing NM to use specific interfaces, that's not such a
big deal, but is that what we want to do?  HP had commented a while
back (okay, two weeks ago) that I might have to put a non-NM mode into
the wireless applet, but that was before the increased functionality.
Comment 4 Mark McLoughlin 2004-09-07 02:15:21 EDT
Again, the Network Monitor shows wireless signal strength, so I don't
think we lose anything if we drop the Wireless Link Monitor.
Comment 5 Mark McLoughlin 2004-09-21 12:37:08 EDT
Okay, I've removed it in gnome-applets 2.8.0-2 but added a backwards
compatibility hack which will make gnome-netstatus be loaded for
existing configurations containing the wireless applet.
Comment 6 David Woodhouse 2004-09-22 08:54:46 EDT
Actually we had three. We're still shipping the modemlights applet, right?

I actually much prefer the modemlights one -- little graph of traffic,
button for ifup/ifdown etc. Are those features on the plan for the new
gnome-netstatus applet before modemlights is killed too?

Could we have it show bluetooth signal strength too please? The output
of 'pand -l' will tell you the hardware address ('bdaddr') of the PAN
server you're connected to, and 'hcitool lq <bdaddr>' with that
address will give a link quality in the range 0-255.

Comment 7 Mark McLoughlin 2004-09-22 09:12:51 EDT
dwmw2: modemlights isn't wireless :-) we're not killing modemlights yet

you should log the other suggests upstream -
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=gnome-netstatus
Comment 8 David Woodhouse 2004-09-22 09:15:40 EDT
Sorry, not wireless indeed. But still, we had three network device
monitoring applets. Now we have two.
Comment 9 David Woodhouse 2004-09-22 09:42:25 EDT
Suggestions logged upstream:

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=153426 -- graph
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=153427 -- up/down button
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=153430 -- bluetooth
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=153431 -- modem lockfile

If those get implemented then we should be able to deprecate the
modemlights applet.

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