The best approach to change network configuration from applications.

Michele Renda michele.renda at
Thu Oct 9 21:26:24 CEST 2008

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Hello Michael

I am developing an application for Debian at XFCE, and some persons asked
me to add, in Wifi section, to manage wireless connection.

I have Network Manager installed, but I saw it doesn't reconize wifi
chip. So, to implement it I have two soluction:

a) a gui wrapper for iwlist
b) a gui wrapper for wpa supplicant

reading you message you told that in a future is possible that fso
framework will manage network interface too. Is correct to think that I
can use the fso dbus interface to manage wireless?
Is something linked to fso-wireless-glue?

Thank you for your attention
Michele Renda

Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, den 09.10.2008, 11:24 +0200 schrieb Nicola Mfb:
>> I'm trying to write a test application that should change the network
>> configuration with a gui, what's the best approach?
>> Manually change /etc/network/interfaces? a wrapper library to do that?
>> dbus api call?
> Networking is on scope for FSO, but will be tackled not before end of
> this year.
> :M:
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