Jeff: I can tell a couple of reasons for doing it in that “silly” way:

  • It will make the network tool a bit closer to the instant-apply model
  • It will allow this in a non-intrusive way (“why the f*ck have my config files changed if I didn’t click the OK button?” :)

Danilo: I have to agree with you that dial-up is a bit buggy (it’s hard to code something you can’t test, and specifically in debian has switched from wvdial to pppconfig-like), but those aren’t the reasons for this, the config is modified too in the distro specific config files when the user agrees to do so, as I answered to jeff, it’s more related to instant-apply and user-frienlyness

In another GNOME related stuff, I got my Guadec talk rejected, it seems that my proposal wasn’t interesting enough… *shrug*

Sometimes I wonder if people even understand what I’m talking about, of if they simply manage not to hear/read me

Yesterday after some thinking I managed to write down my thoughts about the possible future of the GST backends, it’s in the GNOME wiki. Somehow Carlos was able to make public my thoughts before myself, this makes me think seriously that I should blog more often :)

Of course opinions are welcome