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Re: wicd

On Wed, 03 Aug 2011 10:55:26 +0200
Vincent Lefevre <vincent@vinc17.net> wrote:

> On 2011-08-03 10:18:15 +1000, Charlie wrote:
> >  On Tue, 2 Aug 2011 11:45:05 -0400 "Mark Grieveson
> > dg135@torfree.net" suggested this:
> > 
> > >So, I looked and
> > >found only the latch, which also had something that sort of seemed
> > >like it could be a button, and upon pressing it I suddenly found
> > >that the applet was finding wireless networks again.
> > 
> > Most more modern laptops have the disable wireless button. That's
> > always the first thing to check for. Some people accidentally knock
> > it to "off" and wonder why their wireless suddenly doesn't work.
> IMHO it would be a good idea if software showed the status of this
> button.

It would be a very nice feature, but I would be willing to bet money
it's an order of magnitude more complicated to implement than it should
be (it's hardware, after all), and the developer hours are probably
better spent elsewhere, IMHO.


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