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* More information in tooltip, including VPN connections [http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=132151 #132151]
 
* More information in tooltip, including VPN connections [http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=132151 #132151]
 
* Show channel in tooltip [http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=135034 #135054]
 
* Show channel in tooltip [http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=135034 #135054]
* Found networks with ESSIDs with configured connections should show up in network list [http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=133900 #133900]  
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* Found networks with ESSIDs with configured connections should show up in network list [http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=133900 #133900]
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* Make passphrase entry more intuitive [http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=142349 #142349]
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=== General ===
 
=== General ===
 
* Support Ad-hoc mode [http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=138882 #138882]
 
* Support Ad-hoc mode [http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=138882 #138882]

Revision as of 14:35, 14 June 2008

Contents

Overview

Network Management describes the interaction between the KDE desktop and the system's network information and configuration layers. This means:

  • Informative functions: "Am I online"?
  • Control functions: "Connect to to the internet using my WWAN card"
  • Integration: Tell Konqueror when the computer is not connected to the Internet so it can automatically work in offline mode.

Status

KDE 4

Support in Solid for the informational parts of the NetworkManager interface is largely complete, in kdebase/workspace/libs/solid. Backends for NetworkManager 0.6 and 0.7 exist, in kdebase/workspace/solid/networkmanager*. Backends for other platforms would be welcome, contact the team for help on getting involved.

A Plasmoid is work in progress and can be found in playground/base/plasma/applets/networkmanager and playground/base/plasma/engines/networkmanager.

KDE 3

A rewrite of KNetworkManager for KDE 3 (by openSUSE) is nearly complete. This supports NetworkManager 0.7, which has a different interface to NetworkManager 0.6. More information can be found at the openSUSE KNetworkManager project page.

User feedback on KDE 3 KNetworkManager

extracted from bugs.kde.org

UI

  • Cleaner notifications on status change #132000
  • More information in tooltip, including VPN connections #132151
  • Show channel in tooltip #135054
  • Found networks with ESSIDs with configured connections should show up in network list #133900
  • Make passphrase entry more intuitive #142349

General

KDE 4 Architecture

see [http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3462 this blog entry for now

Applet Design and Usability

to be done


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