[Mageia-dev] Drakx-net or NetworkManager for Mageia 2

Anne Nicolas ennael1 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 11:30:28 CET 2011

Le 22/11/2011 11:11, Thierry Vignaud a écrit :
> On 21 November 2011 20:14, Marianne Lombard <marianne at tuxette.fr> wrote:
>> I was reading cooker ML a few days ago (yes I know, it's a strange idea)
>> when I've read that Mandriva has stopped using (and thereof developing it).
>> They have switched to NetworkManager (you all know this tool).
>> What will Mageia team do ? Continue to maintain and enhance drakx-net or
>> follow all others distributions with NetworkManager ?
>> Just a precision, I use Networkmanager with mageia1 on my laptop (due to the
>> VPN we use at work)
> drakx-net code is used everywhere (installer, mga_applet, ...)
> so we still have to maintain it in order to set up network
> while installing.
> so we would have to transform drakx-net basecode into
> something that relay back data from NM.
> Dunno what does anaconda (RH installer), does it set up
> network on his own or does it uses NM?

Hard and long work indeed to have something reliable. As stated by
dmorgan, this is just not manageable for Mageia 2. There were discussion
about specs some weeks ago, it should have been asked there. Still todo
list until Mageia 2 stable is huge. Let focus on it :)


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