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

Thomas Backlund tmb at mageia.org
Tue Nov 22 11:34:09 CET 2011

Thierry Vignaud skrev 22.11.2011 12:11:
> 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.

One thing drakx-net is missing IIRC is IPv6 support,
and that would be good to have for Mageia 2 too...

> 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?


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