[Goodies-dev] New wavelan-plugin

Martin Forsgren mk0foma at student.chalmers.se
Sun Aug 20 20:57:06 CEST 2006


First thanks for all great panel plugins to the
great Xfce-environment.

Here is an idéa for an update or variant to the
wavelan plugin.

Screenshot is hopefully included.

It allows you to see other possible connections and
choose them. Turn on/off your wlan and create a new
connection. ( Like in OSX if you seen it and probably
many more desktop managers ).

It requires at least perl-gtk2 and libgtk2-trayicon-perl
Not sure if there are any more dependencies.

Two files act as helper scripts for changes to ifconfig
and iwconfig. They need to be run as root (As far as I know).
My solution is a new group, for example wlan. Every user
in this group can run this two scripts.

It needs a littel work and if incoperated with the wavelan
plugin it should probably be ported to C. I would then
need some help. I've never used gtk2 for C but I'll guess
I can learn ;) Or someone will have to fix some new
perl bindings for the panel.

Are you interested helping me? do you have any
thoughts about it? or any questions?

Best regards
Martin Forsgren
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