[PATCH 2/2] wpa_gui-qt4: tray icon based signal strength meter

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Sat Feb 21 06:43:09 EST 2015

On Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 05:40:24PM +0100, Arkadiusz (Arkq) Bokowy wrote:
> System tray icon can be set to 5 different pictographs according to the
> connection status. One for disconnected state (not associated with the
> network, or not connected with the wpa_supplicant service), and four for
> connected status (showing the signal strength on the receiver). Actually,
> signal strength meter is available for Linux platforms only. For other
> systems, connected state is displayed as maximum strength level. Signal
> strength value is obtained via the iwlib library and read action is pooled
> every 3.5 seconds (this value can be adjusted to provide best look & feel
> experience).

The changes themselves may be otherwise fine, but I cannot accept use of
iwlib either from licensing view point or from the view point of it
using the wireless extensions that has been deprecated for years.

This functionality should fetch signal strength information through
wpa_supplicant (not directly from the driver) to make this more
portable. For example, see the SIGNAL_POLL control interface command.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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