Many people complained about the lack of graphical software to configure their
network. After a little investigation with (my best friend) google, here are my
* managing WAN shouldn't be a real problem : there are two programs that do the
job without gnome dependencies : Wifi Radar and xfce4-wavelan-plugin.
* configuring LAN is problematic : I haven't found any gtk based software to do
this. But there may be a little solution : linuxConf
(http://www.solucorp.qc.ca/linuxconf/). There is a gnome based version of
linuxConf. I took an eye on gnome-linuxconf source and noticed that there are
VERY few calls to the gnome libs. So I think it should not be hard to make it
`Gtk-only'. Unfortunatly, I surely won't have time this year to take care of
If someone has better ideas, it would be interesting to hear them.
And by the way, I've also found a nice program that show information about your
hadware. It can also make reports en txt format. It's called SysInfo
(http://sysinfo.r8.org/) and uses Gtkmm. There is an archive for debian but it
doesn't work on ubuntu. So I used 'dpkg -xe' and modified the depencies list.
The .deb archive attached to this message will work but I don't think it
respects the rules to make it available on universe. If somebody could take
care of it, it would be cool, and it would be another app compatible with