[Sugar-devel] Modern Linux trends (was: Re: [PATCH] use ConsoleKit instead of HAL for)

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 08:25:21 EDT 2010

On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 5:51 AM, Sascha Silbe
<sascha-ml-ui-sugar-devel at silbe.org> wrote:
> What I want to be able to do is exactly the same I can do using nm-applet.

That would be a good start. Reasonable feature parity with the old
network scripts would also be great.

The best that I can say of NM is that Dan moves quickly, and cares. At
this stage it's mature for many uses, but cli and server usage are
rather green. And that for server scenarios the model of having a
daemon is not the best fit.

Is there any good documentation of a fullblown cli for it? Good docs
of a fullblown config setup for servers (including bonding, bridging,
virtual interfaces and similar goodies)?

It's puzzling to me why Scott is jumping to defend NM. While in
general things are getting better on the linux world, sometimes new
tools have large green areas. NM has taken a long long time to mature
to where it's at (it's not an easy job) -- but it's silly to say it
excels at things it... well, doesn't (yet?).

>> Learn the new tools,

Where's docs, examples? Where's --help ? man and --help on nm-tool on
F-12 don't have anything to say for example. Who else is using it? Or
are we going to pioneer it, and file all the bugs tht come with the


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