[kde-linux] Knetworkmanager replacement?

David Jarvie djarvie at kde.org
Fri Dec 18 09:30:27 UTC 2009

On Thu, December 17, 2009 11:33 pm, David J Iannucci wrote:
> So... long story short :-/ I'm a Gentoo user who has felt pressured by
> the removal of 3.5.x from portage to try 4.x (4.3.3 specifically).
> I have a variety of issues with it (which I may post about later). Not
> absolute showstoppers, mostly, but enough to make me start investigating
> LXDE. I haven't actually given up on KDE yet, but...... :-/  Anyway...
> So..... right now perhaps the No. 1 issue for me is the (apparent) lack
> of a convenient applet/widget/plasmoid/whatever for managing my network
> connections.  There's no more knetworkmanager, right?  It had few
> faults, and generally I liked it a lot.  But there doesn't seem to be
> anything to replace it (in portage anyway).  There's knetworkconf, but
> this seems to be a module within the system settings, and doesn't do
> what I need.
> Can someone offer some insight here?  I'm confident that someone will
> say I'm overlooking something obvious, because KDE couldn't POSSIBLY
> have yet to release something as utterly indispensible as a network
> connection manager widget.  Right?!

Network management seems to be a particularly difficult thing to get
right. There is a new plasmoid which will replace knetworkmanager in KDE
4.4, in the kdeplasma-addons module. This should handle wireless
connections much better.

David Jarvie.
KDE developer.
KAlarm author - http://www.astrojar.org.uk/kalarm

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