Big fix in KWiFiManager for 3.5.1

Nicolas Goutte nicolasg at
Wed Jan 18 03:04:46 GMT 2006

On Monday 16 January 2006 18:06, Stefan Winter wrote:
> Hello,
> in the last time I received several bug reports about crashing KWiFiManager
> when scanning for networks. These are due to hard-to-control API calls in
> the code. I am already moving away from using this (fluctuative) API for
> KDE 4 by calling the command-line tool and parsing its output instead (way
> less efficient, but it's only invoked when the user actively pushes a
> button, no no regular polling).

> Backporting this to 3.5 seems wise since later kernel and wireless tools
> versions get increasingly unhappy with the API calls, but putting it into
> 3.5.1 would be very short before release, and the change couldn't be tested
> very well before releasing.

Please next time that you want to introduce new user-visible messages during a 
message freeze,  tell it *before* committing and inform the kde-i18n-doc 
mailing list.

> Are there any objections against such a last-minute fix? better wait until
> after tagging for 3.5.2? The parsing code is in
> trunk/kdenetwork/wifi/interface_wireless_wirelessextensions.* if someone's
> interested in the new code. The old one is in the branch at the same
> position.

> Greetings,
> Stefan Winter

Have a nice day!

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