Archive for February, 2011

NetworkManager 0.8.4-beta1 Gets All Up In There

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

This way to NetworkManager awesome... (via pursuethepassion, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

And doesn’t it feel good, too.  Yeah!  There’s a crapton of great fixes in NetworkManager 0.8.4, and just for you, beta1 is here.  Changes for NM itself include:

  • Logging fixes to suppress unnecessary messages
  • Fix potential 64-bit crash updating timestamps
  • IPv6 setup, routing, and compliance fixes
  • Handle reverse DNS lookups with local caching nameserver configurations
  • No longer updates /etc/hosts when hostname changes
  • Request WPAD option from DHCP servers
  • Shutdown crash fixes
  • nmcli support for WWAN connections
  • Persistent hostname sent to DHCP servers by default
  • Allow disabing PPP support at build time
  • Memory leak fixes

while on the applet and editor side:

  • Updated translations
  • Conversion to GtkBuilder
  • Fixes for newer libnotify versions
  • Allow MD5 as a wired 802.1x EAP method
  • Show IPv6 information in Connection Information dialog
  • Completely fix crashes due to missing icons
  • Make VPN notifications respect user’s “Enable Notifications” preference

There’s literally a mountain of tarballs for your networking pleasure.  And there’s fresh updates for both Fedora 13 and Fedora 14 to satisfy yo mama.

And what about 0.9?  Huh?

That’s the question both you and Justin Bieber want to know.  We’ve had the 0.9 train kicked into high gear since long before Lady Gaga even thought about eggs, and it’s getting damn near the station.  Giovanni Campagna nailed the GObject Introspection support and is making the GNOME Shell indicator his bitch, while Richard Hughes is all over the new control center applet.  On the Ubuntu side, Matt Trudel posted a Unity indicator patch for the applet which will hit soon.  It’s shaping up to be an epic release. When?

March 16.

Let’s do this.