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GNOME Devs Want Your Feedback on Network Manager’s CLI

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The way most of us use Network Manager

The GNOME Network Manager tool needs your help.

Developers working on the core utility want to gather feedback on which features of the Network Manager are useful to you, where it needs to improve and, how the command-line interface compares to the GUI one.

The Ubuntu manpage describes the Network Manager command line interface (nmcli) as:

“…a command‐line tool for controlling NetworkManager and reporting on its status. It is not meant as a full replacement for nm applet or other similar clients but as a complementary utility to those programs. The main usage for nmcli is on servers, headless machines or for power users who prefer the command line.”

Didn’t know there was a terminal-based Network Manager Client (nmcli)? Then this survey might not be for you.

But those of you who have used it, or are capable of giving it a go for the benefit of this new survey, should take part.

The survey will help GNOME developers understand how people use the client, highlight areas where it is lacking, and reveal what they can (hopefully) do to improve it.

“We especially want to learn about how useful do people deem the command line interface and what are the areas we should improve in.”

You can let them know your thoughts by filling in the survey form hiding behind the link below.

NetworkManager Usage Survey