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Offline Jason W

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wicd
« on: November 21, 2009, 04:26:39 PM »
Thanks to bmarkus for:

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Title:          wicd-doc.tcz
Description:    Wired and wireless network manager with GUI
Version:        1.6.2.2
Author:         Adam Blackburn, Dan O'Reilly, Andrew Psaltis
Original-site:  http://wicd.sourceforge.net
Copying-policy: GPL v2
Size:           61k
Extension_by:   bmarkus
Comments:       Doc files
                ----
                Compiled for TC2.x
                ----
                PPI compatible
Change-log:     ----
Current:        2009/11/21 First version



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Title:          wicd-locale.tcz
Description:    Wired and wireless network manager with GUI
Version:        1.6.2.2
Author:         Adam Blackburn, Dan O'Reilly, Andrew Psaltis
Original-site:  http://wicd.sourceforge.net
Copying-policy: GPL v2
Size:           283k
Extension_by:   bmarkus
Comments:       Language files
                ----
                Compiled for TC2.x
                ----
                PPI compatible
Change-log:     ----
Current:        2009/11/21 First version



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Title:          wicd.tcz (testing)
Description:    Wired and wireless network manager with GUI
Version:        1.6.2.2
Author:         Adam Blackburn, Dan O'Reilly, Andrew Psaltis
Original-site:  http://wicd.sourceforge.net
Copying-policy: GPL v2
Size:           344k
Extension_by:   bmarkus
Comments:       Binaries only
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                INSTALLATION

                Add following files to your backup:
                  /usr/local/etc/wicd
                  /usr/local/var/lib/wicd/configurations

                RUNNING

                Run 'wicd-start' as root to start wicd daemon
                You can add it to 'bootlocal.sh' or to Xfce4/LXDE startup

                DESKTOP INTEGRATION

                Add 'wicd-client' to Xfce4/LXDE startup to add wicd panel applet
                ----
                Compiled for TC2.x
                ----
                PPI compatible
Change-log:     ----
Current:        2009/11/21 First version



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Re: wicd
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 02:08:30 AM »
thanks for your great efforts for wireless users like me first of all

in dep file there is wicd.tcz which causes a wget error message and ending with no wicd.tcz file in tce directory

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Re: wicd
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009, 03:47:24 AM »
in dep file there is wicd.tcz which causes a wget error message and ending with no wicd.tcz file in tce directory

Yeah, my fault... Will be removed. As a temporary fix just download it from

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/2.x/tcz/wicd.tcz

and put to /tce after appbrowser fails. It is the last item, so all dependencies are in place.

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Re: wicd
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009, 04:06:18 AM »
wicd.tcz removed from dep file.

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Re: wicd
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 05:34:57 PM »
Thanks to bmarkus for an update:

Code: [Select]
Title:          wicd-doc.tcz
Description:    Wired and wireless network manager with GUI
Version:        1.7.0
Author:         Adam Blackburn, Dan O'Reilly, Andrew Psaltis
Original-site:  http://wicd.sourceforge.net
Copying-policy: GPL v2
Size:           74k
Extension_by:   bmarkus
Comments:       Doc files
                ----
                Compiled for TC2.x
                ----
                PPI compatible
Change-log:     2009/11/21 First version
Current:        2010/01/20 Updated to 1.7.0



Code: [Select]
Title:          wicd-locale.tcz
Description:    Wired and wireless network manager with GUI
Version:        1.7.0
Author:         Adam Blackburn, Dan O'Reilly, Andrew Psaltis
Original-site:  http://wicd.sourceforge.net
Copying-policy: GPL v2
Size:           303k
Extension_by:   bmarkus
Comments:       Language files
                ----
                Compiled for TC2.x
                ----
                PPI compatible
Change-log:     2009/11/21 First version
Current:        2010/01/20 Updated to 1.7.0



Code: [Select]
Title:          wicd.tcz
Description:    Wired and wireless network manager with GUI
Version:        1.7.0
Author:         Adam Blackburn, Dan O'Reilly, Andrew Psaltis
Original-site:  http://wicd.sourceforge.net
Copying-policy: GPL v2
Size:           320k
Extension_by:   bmarkus
Comments:       Binaries only
                ----
                INSTALLATION

                Add following files to your backup:

                  /usr/local/etc/wicd
                  /usr/local/var/lib/wicd/configurations

                RUNNING

                Run 'wicd-start' as root to start wicd daemon
                You can add it to Xfce4/LXDE startup

                This version now packed with 'wicd-cli' and 'wicd-curses' command
                line tools.

                DESKTOP INTEGRATION

                Add 'wicd-client' to Xfce4/LXDE startup to have wicd panel applet
                ----
                Compiled for TC2.x
                ----
                PPI compatible
Change-log:     2009/11/21 First version
Current:        2010/01/20 Updated to 1.7.0



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Re: wicd
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 07:11:08 PM »
In this version command line tools. wicd-cli and wicd-curses work fine. However, wicd-curses requires the new urwid.tcz extension which is increasing the installation size. For those using WICD in TC these command line tools and dependencies unnecessary. Also there are components not needed for those want to use in a pure MC with command line tools only.

If there is a demand, I can split it to 2 or 3 extensions (base, cli, gtk ???) to optimize it.

HAL dependency is another point. For sure HAL can be dropped safely.

Your feedback is appreciated.
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Re: wicd
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2010, 03:02:06 AM »
What's new in 1.7.0?

The new work in wicd 1.7.0 includes connection information now being available when right-clicking on its system tray icon, the ability to set a host-name per network for all DHCP clients, support for version 0.99 of the urwid console user interface library, the introduction of wicd-cli as a command-line interface for scripts, support for numeric-only ESSIDs, the introduction of wicd-gtk as the preferred way of launching the GTK GUI, and support for using dhcpcd-bin on Debian systems. There are also a few other minor changes in the wicd 1.7.0 release.
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Re: wicd
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2010, 08:34:50 PM »
I ran into two small problem with this extension:

(1) After it's installation the wbar "disappeared". Since I used a "clean" TC 2.7 boot (from CD, without any persistence) I was a bit surprised.

I realised that the icon file for wicd in /usr/local/tce.wbar does not exist. After changing therefore the respective entry from wicd-client.png to wicd-gtk.png and executing 'wbar.sh' the problem was resolved.

(2) I had to also install the ncurses-utils.tcz extension, since 'tput' was required by 'wicd-client'.

Furthermore I'd like to state that I like the idea to have several extensions that are supersets of a base extension very much. The current list of dependencies is pretty long (now 39, if my counting is correct). I guess for users of MC that might be a bit too much.

[edited: forgot to mention the additional extension]
« Last Edit: January 21, 2010, 08:59:34 PM by maro »

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Re: wicd
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2010, 12:08:55 AM »
maro,

thanks for the bug reports, I will fix them. Reorganization and to get rid of HAl will take some time, but will do it. At the moment I do not see a real alternative network manager.
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Re: wicd
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2010, 01:30:54 AM »

(2) I had to also install the ncurses-utils.tcz extension, since 'tput' was required by 'wicd-client'.


Trying WICD on a stock TC 2.8rc4a only WICD dependencies installed wicd-client works fine and there are no any tput related messages. Where do you see tput missing?
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Re: wicd
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2010, 05:21:59 PM »
Here is a simple way to show the warning messages:
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tc@box:~$ wicd-client -?
/usr/local/bin/wicd-client: line 2: tput: command not found
/usr/local/bin/wicd-client: line 3: tput: command not found
/usr/local/bin/wicd-client: line 4: tput: command not found
Xlib:  extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display ":0.0".
Importing pynotify failed, notifications disabled.
Has notifications support False
Notifications disabled during setup.py configure

wicd 1.7.0
wireless (and wired) connection daemon front-end.

Arguments:
        -n      --no-tray       Run wicd without the tray icon.
        -h      --help          Print this help information.
        -a      --no-animate    Run the tray without network traffic tray animations.
        -o      --only-notifications    Don't display anything except notifications.

On re-testing I found that 'tput' does not appear to be really required. It's use is probably of a more "cosmetic" nature. I guess I had another problem that got meanwhile resolved and I (falsely) assumed that 'tput' was "the culprit".

I'd therefore "downgrade" my report to add ncurses-utils.tcz as a "nice to have", but not really vital extension.

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Re: wicd
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2010, 02:18:42 AM »
Thanks to bmarkus for an update:

Code: [Select]
Title:          wicd.tcz
Description:    Wired and wireless network manager with GUI
Version:        1.7.0
Author:         Adam Blackburn, Dan O'Reilly, Andrew Psaltis
Original-site:  http://wicd.sourceforge.net
Copying-policy: GPL v2
Size:           320k
Extension_by:   bmarkus
Comments:       Binaries only
                ----
                INSTALLATION

                Add following files to your backup:

                  /usr/local/etc/wicd
                  /usr/local/var/lib/wicd/configurations

                RUNNING

                Run 'wicd-start' as root to start wicd daemon
                You can add it to Xfce4/LXDE startup

                This version now packed with 'wicd-cli' and 'wicd-curses' command
                line tools.

                DESKTOP INTEGRATION

                Add 'wicd-client' to Xfce4/LXDE startup to have wicd panel applet
                ----
                Compiled for TC2.x
                ----
                PPI compatible
Change-log:     2009/11/21 First version
                2010/01/20 Updated to 1.7.0
Current:        2010/01/24 Fixed missing WBAR icon



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Re: wicd
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2010, 07:15:24 PM »
Thanks to bmarkus for an update:

Code: [Select]
Title:          wicd.tcz
Description:    Wired and wireless network manager with GUI
Version:        1.7.0
Author:         Adam Blackburn, Dan O'Reilly, Andrew Psaltis
Original-site:  http://wicd.sourceforge.net
Copying-policy: GPL v2
Size:           320k
Extension_by:   bmarkus
Comments:       Binaries only
                ----
                INSTALLATION

                Add following files to your backup:

                  /usr/local/etc/wicd
                  /usr/local/var/lib/wicd/configurations

                RUNNING

                Run 'wicd-start' as root to start wicd daemon
                You can add it to Xfce4/LXDE startup

                This version now packed with 'wicd-cli' and 'wicd-curses' command
                line tools.

                DESKTOP INTEGRATION

                Add 'wicd-client' to Xfce4/LXDE startup to have wicd panel applet
                ----
                Compiled for TC2.x
                ----
                PPI compatible
Change-log:     2009/11/21 First version
                2010/01/20 Updated to 1.7.0
                2010/01/24 Fixed missing WBAR icon
Current:        2010/01/24 External icon theme dependency removed



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Re: wicd
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2010, 07:13:39 AM »
Thanks to bmarkus for an update:

Code: [Select]
Title:          wicd.tcz
Description:    Wired and wireless network manager with GUI
Version:        1.7.0
Author:         Adam Blackburn, Dan O'Reilly, Andrew Psaltis
Original-site:  http://wicd.sourceforge.net
Copying-policy: GPL v2
Size:           320k
Extension_by:   bmarkus
Comments:       Binaries only
                ----
                INSTALLATION

                Add following files to your backup:

                  /usr/local/etc/wicd
                  /usr/local/var/lib/wicd/configurations

                RUNNING

                Run 'wicd-start' as root to start wicd daemon
                You can add it to Xfce4/LXDE startup

                This version now packed with 'wicd-cli' and 'wicd-curses' command
                line tools.

                DESKTOP INTEGRATION

                Add 'wicd-client' to Xfce4/LXDE startup to have wicd panel applet
                ----
                Compiled for TC2.x
                ----
                PPI compatible
Change-log:     2009/11/21 First version
                2010/01/20 Updated to 1.7.0
                2010/01/24 Fixed missing WBAR icon
                2010/01/24 External icon theme dependency removed
Current:        2010/01/25 Dropped HAL dependency




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Re: wicd
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2010, 07:33:47 AM »
This latest version is now HAL-free. Removing gnome-icon-theme and HAL is significantly reducing installation size. Functionality is still the same, as HAL features were not used.
Béla
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