My Fedora 15 beta experiences so far

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Sat May 14 15:42:38 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-05-14 at 07:59 -0400, Tom Horsley wrote:
> On Fri, 13 May 2011 22:57:48 -0700
> Adam Williamson wrote:
> > It's a *temporary workaround*. the GNOME 3 network configuration tools
> > are not feature complete yet, so we keep the old one around to cover
> > things that aren't finished.
> But it doesn't look like the old tool to me. The old tool I used
> to be able to find is the one now buried in the "Other" category.

That's what I'm talking about.

> I've never seen the (yes, it is utterly useless, no smiley) tool
> the network item in the control panel pops up. It has an "Options..."
> button that is always disabled, and if you could press it, it
> would bring up what I would call the old tool.

Whether it's a) present and b) enabled depends on what you have
highlighted in the left-hand pane, and the state of that connection.

> This control panel network app is not useful for 80-90% of normal
> network connections, because 80-90% of normal network connections
> are automatically configured by DHCP, just work, and need no config
> tool at all. It is the 10-20% that don't get auto configured where
> you need the tool, and the one in the control panel is in fact
> utterly worthless for them.

The Options button is enabled for me on my wired connection, and would
allow me to configure a static connection if I wanted to.
Adam Williamson
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