Difference between revisions of "Projects/Network Management"

Jump to: navigation, search
(Update status and add links to sources)
m
 
(One intermediate revision by one user not shown)
Line 6: Line 6:
  
 
== Status ==
 
== Status ==
=== KDE 4 ===
+
=== KDE Platform 4 ===
 
Support in Solid for the informational parts of the NetworkManager interface is  complete, in [http://websvn.kde.org:80/trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/libs/solidkdebase/workspace/libs/solid].  Backends for NetworkManager 0.6 and 0.7 exist, in [http://websvn.kde.org:80/trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/solid/ kdebase/workspace/solid/networkmanager-0.*].  A backend for [http://wicd.sourceforge.net wicd] is being worked on by Dario Freddi.  Backends for other platforms would be welcome, contact the team for help on getting involved.  
 
Support in Solid for the informational parts of the NetworkManager interface is  complete, in [http://websvn.kde.org:80/trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/libs/solidkdebase/workspace/libs/solid].  Backends for NetworkManager 0.6 and 0.7 exist, in [http://websvn.kde.org:80/trunk/KDE/kdebase/workspace/solid/ kdebase/workspace/solid/networkmanager-0.*].  A backend for [http://wicd.sourceforge.net wicd] is being worked on by Dario Freddi.  Backends for other platforms would be welcome, contact the team for help on getting involved.  
  
Line 36: Line 36:
 
* Import/export VPN connections [http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=146159 #146159]
 
* Import/export VPN connections [http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=146159 #146159]
  
== KDE 4 Architecture ==
+
== KDE Platform 4 Architecture ==
''see [http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3462 this blog entry for now''
+
''see [http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3462 this blog entry] for now''
 +
 
 
== Applet Design and Usability ==
 
== Applet Design and Usability ==
 
''to be done''
 
''to be done''

Latest revision as of 14:37, 23 July 2010

Contents

[edit] 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.

[edit] Status

[edit] KDE Platform 4

Support in Solid for the informational parts of the NetworkManager interface is complete, in [1]. Backends for NetworkManager 0.6 and 0.7 exist, in kdebase/workspace/solid/networkmanager-0.*. A backend for wicd is being worked on by Dario Freddi. Backends for other platforms would be welcome, contact the team for help on getting involved.

The user interface consists of a Plasma applet, a System Settings KCModule, and a kded module. It is a work in progress at playground/base/plasma/applets/networkmanager.

[edit] 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.

[edit] User feedback on KDE 3 KNetworkManager

extracted from bugs.kde.org

[edit] 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
  • Indicate encrypted connection in tray #159673

[edit] General

  • Support Ad-hoc mode #138882
  • Make KWallet use optional #140332
  • Make saving secrets optional #163551
  • Provide a log of connection information #144819
  • Import/export VPN connections #146159

[edit] KDE Platform 4 Architecture

see this blog entry for now

[edit] Applet Design and Usability

to be done


This page was last modified on 23 July 2010, at 14:37. This page has been accessed 14,533 times. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 3.0 as well as the GNU Free Documentation License 1.2.
KDE® and the K Desktop Environment® logo are registered trademarks of KDE e.V.Legal