The current firewall-config gui tool has many problems:
- for a start if I go Help->About to have an idea where should I file a bug, it claims to be glade
- the toolbar under the left panel list should use the "inline-toolbar" css class and use symbolic icons
- the main toolbar somehow forces "text under icons" even if that has been not the default since the gnome2 days
However apart from these cosmetic issues, there are bigger usability issues: among others:
- if I click on a zone on the left, is it applied right away?
- it is not clear what each zone is and which one should I pick
- default zone should just be a checkbox in the list
- most important of all, if I just want to turn off the firewall and live happily how do I do that?
> However apart from these cosmetic issues, there are bigger usability issues:
> among others:
Bug 876669 should address some of this.
- Some of these are addessed in GIT already: about dialog and inline toolbars.
- Text under icons will be off shortly in the main toolbar
- More documentation is in the works to explain zones and how they can be used
- A menu entry to enable/disable the firewalld service will be added also
Zone selection per connection is addressed in #876669.
The menu entry to enable/disable the firewalld service can not be added, because there is no service enable/disable in systemd available over D-BUS. Using the systemctl command is not an option, because it would require root rights in the UI.
(In reply to comment #3)
> The menu entry to enable/disable the firewalld service can not be added,
> because there is no service enable/disable in systemd available over D-BUS.
> Using the systemctl command is not an option, because it would require root
> rights in the UI.
That might be a feature request for systemd?
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