Re: wireless-applet patch
> Not a great idea though. It requires a development version of wireless-tools
> and patches to it. Then it'll require some patches to the applet itself to
> work on a non-consolehelper system (and adequate thought to figure it out),
> which are all better done upstream.
since right now the consolehelper version is done upstream, it seems
reasonable to think of the network configuration framework in debian
(/etc/network/interfaces) and how this could be accessed/configured
in the wireless-applet. a more generic network profile framework,
possibly distribution independent, would be the best for sure.
Integration of the wireless profiles into the GNOME System Tools would
be something on the way to that.