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Re: No network management in LXDE task

Control: retitle -1 LXDE: Please include a user-friendly network management tool
Control: tags -1 + patch

[ Returning back to #988696 as the correct bug for this issue; dropping 994875 from CC ]

Jaycee Santos <jlsantos@protonmail.com> wrote (Thu, 23 Sep 2021 20:42:05 +0000):
> On Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 at 1:05 PM, Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> wrote:
> > Am 23.09.21 um 21:35 schrieb Jaycee Santos:
> > >  Is there a reason why to choose gnome-network-manager over something like
> > >  nm-tray for LXDE?
> >
> > I think nm-tray (being based on Qt5) is a reasonable choice for LXQT (which is also Qt5 based). LXDE on the other hand uses GTK, so I think network-manager-gnome is a better fit there. (both disk footprint and memory usage wise)
> Ah. My apologies. I thought nm-applet was provided by nm-tray. I was wrong.
> I did not know that nm-applet was part of network-manager-gnome!
> So I agree with network-manager-gnome being a better fit for LXDE.

Regarding LXQT: this DE already installs cmst by default (an Qt based
GUI for connman, which also has a system tray icon), and since there were
no complains so far from LXQT users related to the network management tool 
used, I would not touch LXQT for this.

A patch to address this issue for LXDE is attached.


diff --git a/debian/changelog b/debian/changelog
index 148cd82d..f4fba03e 100644
--- a/debian/changelog
+++ b/debian/changelog
@@ -1,21 +1,22 @@
 tasksel (3.69) UNRELEASED; urgency=medium
   * Install CUPS for all *-desktop tasks, now that task-print-service is no
     longer existing. Closes: #993668
+  * Install network-manager-gnome in LXDE environment. Closes: #988696
  -- Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org>  Wed, 08 Sep 2021 22:20:05 +0200
 tasksel (3.68) unstable; urgency=medium
diff --git a/debian/control b/debian/control
index 1f469e86..ec6ced7e 100644
--- a/debian/control
+++ b/debian/control
@@ -208,34 +208,36 @@ Package: task-lxde-desktop
 Architecture: all
 Description: LXDE
  This task package is used to install the Debian desktop, featuring
  the LXDE desktop environment, and with other packages that Debian users
  expect to have available on the desktop.
 Depends: ${misc:Depends},
 # libreoffice widgets using just gtk, and also accessibility needs the GTK frontend
 # Package management.
+# desktop network setup
+	network-manager-gnome,
 # libreoffice is the best word processor / office suite at the moment
 # make help menu work
 # make thesaurus work
 # make spellchecker work
 # make hyphenation work
 # gui for configuration of the print service
 # orca works with lxde, adding accessibility

Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org>
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