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FS#22550 - [wicd] Split package into wicd and wicd-gtk

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Musikolo (Musikolo) - Saturday, 22 January 2011, 12:35 GMT
Last edited by Isenmann Daniel (ise) - Sunday, 20 March 2011, 17:19 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Isenmann Daniel (ise)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No



I'm a KDE user that uses wicd to setup my wireless connection. Besides, I use wicd-client-kde ( The problem with this is that, since wicd bundles /usr/bin/wicd-gtk, I get two icons of wicd on my system tray, one from wicd-gtk and another from wicd-client-kde. Thus, I have to close manually the gtk one, not to have both running at the same time. Consequently, I would like that wicd package to be split into wicd and wicd-gtk. The former would have everything it currently has but GTK stuff. All this GTK stuff would be move to a new package wicd-gtk package.

I hope you understand the reasons of the request.

Best regards!
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Closed by  Isenmann Daniel (ise)
Sunday, 20 March 2011, 17:19 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Package was splitted into two seperated packages like mentioned in last comment.
Comment by Musikolo (Musikolo) - Wednesday, 16 March 2011, 22:51 GMT

I'm sure there are a million of things more important than this request, but I would like to know whether there is any possibility it gets done in the forthcoming future. After all, it seem not to be that difficult and time-consuming.

Best regards! ;-)
Comment by Isenmann Daniel (ise) - Friday, 18 March 2011, 08:44 GMT
You are right, there are millions of things more important than this, but I will try to get this thing done this weekend or the next week.
I will try to split the wicd package into wicd and wicd-gtk. wicd will have all the stuff you need that the core application and ncurses interface is running. The whole GTK stuff will be in the wicd-gtk package including the autostart file.