Hi,

I would like to bring this for discussion again, there are apparently people 
[1] using those devices on desktop and even when there might be just a few of 
them we maybe want to reconsider supporting them. I've never removed the 
relevant code to support enterprise devices, they are just ignored and 
filtered out, but still the setting widgets are there. Problem is that I don't 
want to really show them in the applet or in the new kcm as it might bother 
99% of users who actually don't need them. Instead, we might want to add an 
option to the applet to allow showing and creating such devices. What do you 
think? It shouldn't be extra work and everyone will be satisfied.

[1] - https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=376664

Regards,
Jan

On čtvrtek 17. prosince 2015 9:53:27 CEST Jan Grulich wrote:
> Done. I pushed a change which should now filter out mentioned
> device/connection types from the applet, notifications etc. except the
> connection editor.
> 
> Regards,
> Jan
> 
> On Wednesday 16 of December 2015 15:26:51 Jan Grulich wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > in the upcoming NetworkMager version they decided to drop support for
> > "enterprise" devices in nm-applet, like bond, bridge, infiniband, team or
> > vlan. The reason for this is that their usage on desktop is not that
> > common
> > and mostly they just take space, like virbr0 (bridge) connection which is
> > created automatically by virtualbox or libvirt and you cannot remove it or
> > do anything with it. Their preferred way to configure/manage those devices
> > is now nmcli.
> > 
> > I propose ignoring those devices only in the applet and keeping them only
> > in the editor where you should be still able to configure them and even
> > activated them.
> > 
> > NM change:
> > https://git.gnome.org/browse/network-manager-applet/commit/?id=4b8eade[1]
> > 
> > NM bug:
> > https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=753369[2]
> > 
> > And btw. gnome-shell also ignores those devices.
> > 
> > What do you think?
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Jan
> 
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