Re: [dev] Fwd: OT:GUI wireless connections management?

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 19:34:46 -0400

On Sun, May 30, 2010 at 03:01:24AM +0400, Ilya Ilembitov wrote:
>The current options that I am aware of:
>1. Networkmanager - ties a lot of dependencies and is not quite stable

I've never been able to get it to work, and it didn't really
even seem like a good idea, to begin with.

>2. wicd - has a ncurses flavour, I'll probably give it a try.

This is what I use. It has some warts, but it's lightweight and
works pretty well. I've never used the curses flavor, but
there's a pure commandline client which works rather nicely and
a fairly lightweight gtk client.

>Any other options? I was hoping that someone has already come
>up with a custom solution that would integrate into dwm/dmenu
>environment nicely.

The wicd commandline client would integrate with dwm nicely. I
wouldn't necessarily recommend a purely custom solution, but I
used to do the wpa-supplicant configuration manually and switch
between profiles with scripts. It's not that difficult.

Kris Maglione
A plumber has around eight years training in the US. That's to fix my
goddamn toilet.  Yet, how much training do you have to do to be
allowed to build software for a plane carrying hundreds of people?
	--James Coplien
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