Bug 131652 - Two wireless applets? One has to go ...
Summary: Two wireless applets? One has to go ...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-applets   
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Version: 3
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Mark McLoughlin
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Blocks: 131589
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-09-02 20:46 UTC by Matthias Clasen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.8.0-2
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-21 16:37:08 UTC
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Description Matthias Clasen 2004-09-02 20:46:09 UTC
There are two wireless applets, one should go.

Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2004-09-03 09:06:16 UTC
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 20:50:11 UTC
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 04:52:49 UTC
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 06:15:21 UTC
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 16:37:08 UTC
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 12:54:46 UTC
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 13:12:51 UTC
dwmw2: modemlights isn't wireless :-) we're not killing modemlights yet

you should log the other suggests upstream -

Comment 8 David Woodhouse 2004-09-22 13:15:40 UTC
Sorry, not wireless indeed. But still, we had three network device
monitoring applets. Now we have two.

Comment 9 David Woodhouse 2004-09-22 13:42:25 UTC
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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