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Re: Network Manager

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Network Manager
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:29:44 +0100
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Ian D <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Ian,

>            2. The documentation I've been using for NetworkManager is
>            for version, and in the NEWS file (and before anyone
>            asks, I already checked the ChangeLog in the source I have)
>            in the source code, I found that they indeed added
>            RequestScan to NetworkManager in version 0.9.6.  The specific
>            entry is "* Add on-demand WiFi scan support".  I will see
>            what if there is anything I can do about this, although it
>            seems like there isn't much.  However, 0.9.6 is the next
>            version after 0.9.4, so I assume that the update will find
>            its way to other distros soon.

Maybe your code could protect the respective D-Bus call with
`dbus-ignore-errors'. With this, wired connections might be visible at

>            4. When using Wicd, scanning does take a little while, since
>            I needed it to block, otherwise the scan would complete in
>            the background after ENWC finished it, so the displayed
>            results would be invalid.  For me, it only takes a few
>            seconds to complete the scan.

What about `dbus-call-method-asynchronously'? The handler could update
the enwc buffer, and you aren't blocked during scan.

> Ian D

Best regards, Michael.

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