Commit 0ed9b5e4 authored by wavexx's avatar wavexx

Improve README.

parent d7beeef5
......@@ -6,10 +6,10 @@ interface connection/disconnection.
The generated notifications look like::
ethernet: online [IPv4: 10.1.0.5]
ethernet: online [10.1.0.5]
ethernet: disconnected
wifi/SSID: configuring ...
wifi/SSID: online [IPv4: 192.168.0.1]
wifi/SSID: online [192.168.0.1]
...
......@@ -31,16 +31,19 @@ notification daemon such as dunst_.
Why connman
-----------
I'm only interested in DE-agnostic network managers, and `connman` is one of
the few available along with `WICD`, `netcfg` and `dhcpcd`. If you're looking
for a zero-configuration manager, just use `WICD`. `connman` is not "user
friendly" yet.
If you're interested in desktop-environment agnostic network managers,
`connman` is one of the few available along with WICD_, netctl_ if you're using
Arch linux, and dhcpcd_ (yes, `dhcpcd` can be also used as a *simple* network
manager using `dhcpcd-gtk`).
If you're looking for a zero-configuration solution though, just use WICD_.
`connman` is not "user friendly" yet.
connman_ however blows `WICD` out of the water in terms of speed. It can bring
my ethernet link up in 2 seconds (compared to ~10 of `WICD`) and perform an
ethernet<=>WiFi switch in generally less than 3 seconds (`WICD` would normally
just fail to reconnect!). Not to mention minimal CPU/memory usage, and good
support for IPv6.
an ethernet link up in 2 seconds (compared to ~10s of `WICD`) and perform an
ethernet<=>WiFi switch in generally less than 3 seconds (`WICD` normally just
fails to reconnect!). Not to mention minimal CPU/memory usage, built-in DHCP
client, and good support for IPv6.
`connman` has no graphical management interface yet. connman-ui_ runs in the
system tray (if you have one), but it's still far away to being complete.
......@@ -53,7 +56,7 @@ serves my current purposes nicely.
Dependencies
------------
The following software is currently required for `facedetect`:
The following software is currently required for `connman-notify`:
- Python
- Pynotify (``python-notify``)
......@@ -74,3 +77,6 @@ Authors and Copyright
.. _connman-ui: https://github.com/tbursztyka/connman-ui
.. _dunst: http://www.knopwob.org/dunst/
.. _connman_dmenu: https://github.com/taylorchu/connman_dmenu
.. _WICD: https://launchpad.net/wicd
.. _dhcpcd: http://roy.marples.name/projects/dhcpcd/
.. _netctl: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/netctl
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