Port request

James Butler sweetnavelorange at gmail.com
Sat May 29 00:42:45 UTC 2010

On 28 May 2010 22:19, Lars Engels <lars.engels at 0x20.net> wrote:
> On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 12:11:10PM +0200, David DEMELIER wrote:
>> I agree, personally I would prefer a wpa_supplicant / dhclient
>> graphical user interface instead of the sucky NetworkManager. For the
>> moment there is sysutils/wifimgr iirc but it's a quite unstable.
>> wpa_supplicant does everything, scanning for access points
>> automatically even you don't have X running, all WPA means of
>> associations, it's just perfect.
> Take a look at this:
>> make -C /usr/ports quicksearch name=pcbsd-
> Port:   pcbsd-netmanager-8.0_1
> Path:   /usr/ports/net/pcbsd-netmanager
> Info:   PC-BSD Networking Utilities for KDE4

Or (still QT4-based, but doesn't depend on KDE libs) net/wpa_gui - not
that I've actually tried it.

I briefly had a look at what would be required to implement a basic
PyGTK-based wpa_supplicant GUI. One annoying thing is that (arguably)
the easiest way for an external app to communicate with wpa_supplicant
is via dbus, but wpa_supplicant in FreeBSD is built without dbus
support; another option would be to use something like

-James Butler

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