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* Attractive popup notifications [ http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=147519 #147519]
 
* Attractive popup notifications [ http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=147519 #147519]
 
* Show network activity in system tray [http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=148095 #148095]
 
* Show network activity in system tray [http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=148095 #148095]
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* Make hex the default WEP key type [http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=151437 #151437]
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* Support WEP key indices [http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=150926 #150926]
  
 
=== General ===
 
=== General ===

Revision as of 10:49, 15 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
  • Enable cancelling a connection #143259
  • Attractive popup notifications [ http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=147519 #147519]
  • Show network activity in system tray #148095
  • Make hex the default WEP key type #151437
  • Support WEP key indices #150926

General

  • Support Ad-hoc mode #138882
  • Make KWallet use optional #140332
  • Provide a log of connection information #144819
  • Import/export VPN connections #146159

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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