Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131652
Two wireless applets? One has to go ...
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:48 EST
There are two wireless applets, one should go.
I think we should remove the Wireless Link Monitor if anything - the
Network Monitor applet shows wireless signal strength.
Dan: what do you think?
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.
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.
Again, the Network Monitor shows wireless signal strength, so I don't
think we lose anything if we drop the Wireless Link Monitor.
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.
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.
dwmw2: modemlights isn't wireless :-) we're not killing modemlights yet
you should log the other suggests upstream -
Sorry, not wireless indeed. But still, we had three network device
monitoring applets. Now we have two.
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