Gnome-Dial is an user-friendly PPP dialer for GNOME 2. The idea which has given this project to light is quite simple: giving GNOME 2 users a usable, fullly-featured, GNOME-integrated, clean and fast interface to the ppp package in order to make dialup connections easily.
There already are tons of such tools and some are particullarly valid (Gnome-PPP for example), but they often need other programs like WvDial to make connections, or are not so clean, fast or well-integrated with the GNOME interface.
You can consider Gnome-Dial (expecially in this moment of hard development), a frontend for PPP, but this is not what it is intented to be: it will sooner or later begin to include new features and its own configuration files to represent modems, connections etc.
However it will not try to replace the ppp package. The package will soon include also a configuration generator.
· pppd 2.4.2
What's New in This Release:
· It is a pre-alpha version and it is not-usable yet for a normal desktop user, however it is the first step for this project.