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Posted by:Dutch
Subject:Kismet 2009-05-RC2 minor grieviances
Date:12:57:19 20/06/2009

Mike, great work on NC - great update and works a treat on my Aspire One netbook.

A few gripes though compared to oldkismet :
1) I used to change the gps loc output in the UI, to display 6 digits after the decimal point for Lat and Lon. I've been checking in the new release source, but just can't grok where to do it. A pointer to the right spot would be appreciated.

2) No battery status in the Linebox (kis_panel_windows). I can't find any power info related code, so I'm guessing it hasn't been implemented (yet). Do you plan to add it, since I hate having run kismet in an X environment during a wardrive, just to have a view of the battery status ?

3) Love the new UI and all the info - Hate that my keyboard shortcuts have changed, and don't work unless I first pull down a menu ;)

4) Serial GPS connectivity is great. Minor snag with BT GPS's automatically added with Bluez. Unless Kismet is started as root, the IPC opening /dev/rfcomm crashes kismet_server.

5) Missing dbus functionality in stopping NM from oldkismet. Upon exit from kismet, wlan0 is left up in monitor mode. Oldkismet managed to restore wlan0 to managed mode without promisc set on the if.

6) Only new network sound/speech option. No Open/Encrypted sound/speech option as in oldkismet.


All minor gripes though, and I just love that Kismet compiles with just one warning both with GCC 4.3.3 and with the Intel ICC 11.0 compiler (used for Atom specific optimizations) - Unused variable "display_vctor in Kis_RegDetails_Panel::DrawPanel() in kis_panel_details. You are officially my code guru ;)

Dutch


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