System Settings=>Network rant
royamitabha at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 14:47:49 UTC 2004
My experience mirrors Tim's so I second his opinion about the Network config
utilities in Fedora being too cluttered and too confusing for users. Having
many options is good but in this case, it adds to the complexity.
There should just be one simple user interface that does everything
rather than 3 (or possibly more) alternatives.
Why not have one which does everything (maybe have a wizard interface
and an expert interface which can be chosen by the user) ?
On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 12:18:37 +0100, Timothy Murphy
<tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie> wrote:
> I want to be able to use my laptop easily in 2 places - home and work.
> I imagine this is a very common wish.
> I'm baffled by the enormous problem Fedora seems to be making of this.
> There seem to be 3 different applications which deal with the issue:
> 1. The System Settings->Network GUI which apparently comes with Fedora
> 2. NetApplet
> 3 NetworkManager
> I have had prblems with all three.
> As I said, I'm baffled by this, as the issue seems to me almost trivial.
> I have two tiny shell scripts which do the job OK for me,
> so it can hardly require brain surgery.
> But I'd like touse a standard system if there is one that works.
> The problems I've encountered:
> 1. Changes to one profile affect other profiles
> 2. I tried compiling this, but it did not function at all - probably my fault
> 3. Seemed only to work with dhcp, which I don't use at home.
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