Future of KNM/PNM with NM 0.9

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at redhat.com
Mon May 2 10:10:27 CEST 2011

On Friday, April 29, 2011 09:55:06 PM Raymond Wooninck wrote:
> Will, Sebas, Lamarque,


> I indicated yesterday to Vincent Untz that he could push NM 0.9 into
> Factory and that we would apply the patches from Dan Williams.
> It seems however that a different direction has been chosen for the current
> KDE trunk (KDE:Unstable:SC). As soon as I update this repo to the current
> version, then kdebase-workspace will no longer build the Solid support for
> Network Management. This literally means that the
> plasmoid-networkmanagement no longer will show any network devices.
> In practice this would mean that users are forced to start using the
> NM-applet if they want to run KDE:Unstable:SC together with Factory.

You can use our kdebase-workspace patch [1] but it's temporary solution and it's 
really ugly nm 08, 09 hybrid. We're still fighting it as we were forced to use it 
:( I've updated it on Friday to fix spurious "Networking system disabled" message 
caused by using enums from NetworkManager.h 0.9 as 0.8 (with different meaning).

It's really far from ideal, I hope I'll find some time now to help with nm 0.9, 
Lukas is playing with his own implementation, maybe we can use his code as basis 
for nm-qt 0.9 library (that can be used from KNM).  


> As that  there is absolutely no indication yet when KNM/PNM will support NM
> 0.9, I wonder if it wouldn't have been better to create the option that if
> kdebase-workspace detects NM0.9 to activate the patch from Dan Williams to
> have at least some support. I know that it wasn't optimal, but it was
> definitely way better than nothing.
> I would like to know which way we are really going as that I have to
> prepare KDE:Unstable:SC also for NM0.9 and it would be very funny to start
> putting in dependencies to de-install PNM and install
> NetworkManager-gnome. However at the moment, this seems to be the
> direction we are going.
> Regards

[1] http://tinyurl.com/6gzv4ye

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