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Old 06-12-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Suggestion: Add Network-Manager-Applet to /extra?


I'm normally for keeping things with Slackware as vanilla as possible, but I have found that this package is rather useful for non-KDE dependent usage.

It's not a large package and already 2 of the 5 dependencies are added to Slackware already, ORBit2 and GConf for Google-Chrome, so adding gnome-keyring, libgnome-keyring, and libtasn1 should make too much a difference.

I'm only suggesting it for inclusion in the optional /extras folder ONLY, not part of the main tree, and only because the Network Manager parent project is now included with Slackware by default.
 
Old 06-13-2012, 10:25 AM   #2
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Good God, slackware has dummed me down to the point where I cannot live without it. Yes, I would say this is a good idea - since kppp does not do a good job with the internet usb modem. I think it would be nice to have a dialer even (like we had in slacware 12 I think).
What I would like is qemu in extras too .
 
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:43 AM   #3
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Network Manager really is a nice feature. I used to install GSB and Network Manager was one of the primary reasons. It made my life so much easier when I was installing and troubleshooting 10 different WLAN/LAN'S a day. It would be nice to have it ready to go in extra.
 
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:16 PM   #4
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I don't know about adding QEmu.

The idea is only to extend existing functionality to existing parent packages or add needed dependencies only, not just start adding packages that are stand-alones. Because NetworkManager is a parent project to NM-Applet, it's addition would, as an optional package be more logical in nature.
 
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:55 AM   #5
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I was just trying to sneak an idea in , it is ok if qemu is not included. I run VMs all the time - just to destroy them after a couple of days.
 
Old 06-14-2012, 10:23 PM   #6
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I'm normally for keeping things with Slackware as vanilla as possible, but I have found that this package is rather useful for non-KDE dependent usage.

It's not a large package and already 2 of the 5 dependencies are added to Slackware already, ORBit2 and GConf for Google-Chrome, so adding gnome-keyring, libgnome-keyring, and libtasn1 should make too much a difference.

I'm only suggesting it for inclusion in the optional /extras folder ONLY, not part of the main tree, and only because the Network Manager parent project is now included with Slackware by default.
Good idea!
Perhaps a poll would show how many agree?
 
Old 06-14-2012, 10:31 PM   #7
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I'd rather have old fashioned constructive feedback.
 
Old 06-15-2012, 03:17 PM   #8
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Well, the NetworkManager Applet doesn't seem take up much space (relatively speaking, of course, to other GUIs in today's world).
In April I made a Kaspersky Rescue Disk to use when looking at a neighbor's ms-winblows computer. I was not surprised to see it was running on Linux (Gentoo), but was amazed to see it was using KDE 4.4.5 as the GUI with Konqueror, Dolphin, a terminal (not Konsole), a screen snapshot utility and NetworkManager along with the the nm-applet (0.8.4) and gnome-keyring (etc.), and all of that on a standard CD.
Amazing.

<--- I just noticed that the board is showing I'm using win7, when, in fact, I'm using the "Tor Browser" in Slackware64-current. Interesting.....

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