[haiku] Services in network preflet?

  • From: kallisti5 <kallisti5@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 17:23:16 -0500

Hello,

I was having a think about the Network preflet today...
I'm not 100% sure "Network Services" belong there.

Here is the network preflet today (screwy zoom, sorry... 4k)
https://kallisti5.keybase.pub/Images/network.png

Here is OS X's network preflet:
http://www.riscos.org/networking/imgs/leopard/network.jpg

Here is Ubuntu's current network preflet design:
https://www.garron.me/images/2013/01/network-settings-ubuntu.png

Here is Gnome's design:
http://i1-linux.softpedia-static.com/screenshots/GNOME-Initial-Setup_1.png

(I think the Linux preference applications copied OS X ;-) )

With the ubuntu / gnome / OS X design, you can press the + / - and add "thing"
like various VPN connections, (dial up?), (Maybe even bluetooth), etc.
The attached interfaces are static items you can't remove from the list.

Long term, if we get non-network related services launched from the service kit,
are we going to put them in the network preflet?

Does it make sense to remove the network services from the network preflet
and look into creating some new "System Services" preflet?

 -- Alex

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