I took some time today to update my wireless patches to latest GNOME CVS, and the latest development release of wireless-tools. If you would like to try it, here are instructions:
- Get the latest wireless-applet and wireless-tools patches
- Get the latest wireless-tools (version 27pre22) and apply iwlib_jwillcox_scanning_27pre22.diff to it, install it, etc.
- Unpack the wireless-applets patch tarball thingy in the root of the gnome-applets tree. Apply the gnome_applets_jwillcox_wireless_v4.diff patch. Run autogen, make, etc.
This still only works on Red Hat systems due to the usage of consolehelper. You can fix that by putting appropriate root-getting-and-essid-setting-and-renew-dhcp-lease bits for your distro in the wireless-applet-helper script.
Screenshot for those of you who haven’t seen it.