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RE: [opensuse-factory] Confusing wording for network setup method
  • From: "Robison, Jonathon (M.)" <jrobiso2@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 10:03:28 -0500
  • Message-id: <752E6D5014672D458A593B5E7A3CD5F5097CA243@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Isn't NetworkManager a Gnome-only app? Or am I just not up to date on all of this? I'm a KDE guy and I still don't use any of KDE's network management features - I use CLI.


-----Original Message-----
From: Silviu Marin-Caea [mailto:silviu_marin-caea@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Sat 2/4/2006 3:19 AM
To: opensuse-factory@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [opensuse-factory] Confusing wording for network setup method

On Friday 03 February 2006 21:55, Andreas Klein wrote:
> Hi,
> especially the logic is different for the firewall setting (just a few
> lines below on the same screen). So both settings should have the same
> mechanism.

I don't remember precisely how it is now, but this would seem clear:

Firewall is (enabled)
Firewall is (disabled)

It's clear because there can be only two options (enabled and disabled) that
are understood by anyone.

But the "traditional" vs. "NetworkManager" would require previous knowledge.
So the "enable/disable" method is not the best.


I have suggested

Now using traditional method (Switch to Network Manager)
Now using Network Manager (Switch to traditional method)

Of course, a radio button would be best, everyone would know what to do with

Simple and clear:
(*) Traditional method
( ) Network Manager Applet

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