Introducing wicked

Pete Zaitcev zaitcev at
Sat Nov 27 00:49:09 UTC 2010

On Fri, 26 Nov 2010 10:24:34 +0100
Olaf Kirch <okir at> wrote:

> 3. Why not NetworkManager?
> On the other hand, there's NetworkManager (and I'm getting to this point
> because Pete Zaitcev brought this up). Right now, NetworkManager doesn't
> handle bridges, bonds, infiniband, token ring - that's why I say it's a bit
> desktopish, the server environment simply has never been the focus of
> NetworkManager's development. Also, it links against a somewhat longish lists
> of fairly heavy-weight libraries (including nspr), and requires dbus - all of
> which make it pretty much impossible to use in initrd or an environment where
> space is a premium.

Thanks, I see. Not sure I agree entirely though, but duly noted.

-- Pete

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