It’s quite some time since we’ve done an update to the 1.0.x version. As it matures, we’re busy getting the 1.2.x tree ready for release. Nevertheless, fixes waiting to be delivered have accumulated over the time, so we’re releasing them now.
The new version fixes a number of issues, such as
- a crash in Wi-Fi management that has been bothering users according to the volume of ABRT bug reports,
- ordering of the NetworkManager.service in systemd-managed distributions
- a low severity race condition that could cause a leak of connection secrets (Wi-Fi password) to a local authenticated user
- bad behavior when another tool created a Wi-Fi monitor mode interface
If your distributor ships NetworkManager 1.0.x, you can probably expect an update soon. Fedora 23 users can grab the new release from the updates-testing repository, Fedora 24 testers already run a 1.2.x snapshot.
PS: Thanks for responses to the user survey. It’s very valuable to us. We’re reading every single of the 1500 responses, so it may take time till we respond to yours. Thanks for the patience.