2010-06-25 649 words 4 mins read

Note: I am using this and definately this is a big improvement over the previous versions. Here is the blog from gnome blog:

After more than a year of heavy development, <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/networkmanager" title="NetworkManager" rel="homepage" href="http://www.gnome.org/projects/NetworkManager">NetworkManager 0.8 was unleashed on the world a few weeks ago.  While we obviously couldn’t make everyone happy just yet, this release includes a ton of great stuff.  Much of it is under the hood, so while it won’t dazzle you in a blinding flash of light, it should still make your head explode.

  • <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/bluetooth" title="Bluetooth" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth">Bluetooth: <a href="http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2009/07/10/unwire-with-networkmanager/">PAN is now supported for connecting to the <a class="zem_slink freebase/guid/9202a8c04000641f800000000001de59" title="Internet" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet">Internet with 3G.  git master (ie, 0.8.1) got DUN support three months ago already.  Take it for a drive in <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/fedora" title="Fedora" rel="homepage" href="http://fedoraproject.org/">Fedora 13 and other recent distros.
  • IPv6: we’ve added support for static and autoconfigured IPv6.  Welcome to 2010.  git master (ie 0.8.1) has support for <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/dhcpv6" title="DHCPv6" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DHCPv6">DHCPv6 if you’re using the ISC dhclient 4.0 or above.  2007 called <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/debian_gnu_linux" title="Debian" rel="homepage" href="http://www.debian.org/">Debian and wants dhclient 3.0.x back.  So until Debian upgrades dhclient to something recent, only Fedora, <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/suse_linux_distributions" title="SUSE Linux distributions" rel="homepage" href="http://www.opensuse.org">SUSE and a few other distros get DHCPv6.
  • udev: we had a party last week, and we stabbed <a class="zem_slink freebase/guid/9202a8c04000641f8000000000de8902" title="HAL (software)" rel="homepage" href="http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/hal">HAL in the face and buried it out back in the woods.  All hardware detection is done with udev now.  Stuff should just work more smoothly.

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ModemManager and nm-applet git master For The Win Of Greatness

  • <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/ieee_802_1x" title="IEEE 802.1X" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.1X">802.1x certificates: we’ve fixed the long-standing bugs with multi-certificate files.  Whether your .pem file contains one certificate or 50, it’ll work.
  • system settings service: nm-system-settings is dead.  NetworkManager at it.  One less process to run, less memory used, and a simpler architecture.  This eliminates the 4-second delay waiting to figure out if hot-plugged hardware should be ignored by NM or not.  Faster network connections for you.
  • 3G: and best of all, we’ve punted out mobile broadband handing to ModemManager.  Just like wpa_supplicant handles all the wifi, modem-manager handles your 3G modems.  It’s so much more capable than NM 0.7 that there’s a huge street party about how great it is.  ModemManager lets us implement tons of oft-requested features like roaming, 2G/3G mode preference, <a class="zem_slink freebase/en/signal_strength" title="Signal strength" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_strength">signal strength display, access technology, etc.  It’s neat.  Fedora 13 has most of this <a href="https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/NetworkManager-0.8.0-4.git20100325.fc13,ModemManager-0.3-7.git20100405.fc13">right now.

And finally, we’ve <a href="http://live.gnome.org/NetworkManager">rocked the documentation world.  There are manpages everywhere.  There’s tons of new documentation on the wiki.  If you have a question, chances are you can find something about it there.  Best of all, there’s a new <a href="http://live.gnome.org/NetworkManager/Debugging">Debugging Guide that should cover almost all aspects of debugging NetworkManager and how to get good information to help fix your bugs.  We’ll love you longtime if you look at it before submitting a bug report.

With this kind of base to build on, we’ve literally got a truckload of really awesome shit queued up for NetworkManager 0.8.1.  More on that later.

I’ll also be starting a series called “What You Don’t Know About NetworkManager Could Fill A Keg“, in which we’ll explore various random stuff about NetworkManager that you should know, but probably don’t because we never got around to telling you.

Cheers.  Keep it real y’all.

URL: <a href="http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2010/04/07/networkmanager-0-8-the-taste-of-a-new-generation/">http://blogs.gnome.org/dcbw/2010/04/07/networkmanager-0-8-the-taste-of-a-new-generation/<h6 class="zemanta-related-title">Related articles by Zemanta <ul class="zemanta-article-ul"> <li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/13/fedora_13_beta_review/">Fedora 13 – Ubuntu&#8217;s smart but less attractive cousin (go.theregister.com) <li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://techie-buzz.com/linux-distros/fedora-13-beta-released.html">Fedora 13 Beta Released (techie-buzz.com) <li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://ostatic.com/blog/the-joy-of-betas-fedora-13-beta-released-today">The Joy of Betas: Fedora 13 Beta Released Today (ostatic.com) <li class="zemanta-article-ul-li"><a href="http://maketecheasier.com/6-tools-to-easily-create-your-own-custom-linux-distro/2010/04/08">6 Tools to Easily Create Your Own Custom Linux Distro (maketecheasier.com) <div class="zemanta-pixie"><a class="zemanta-pixie-a" title="Reblog this post [with Zemanta]" href="http://reblog.zemanta.com/zemified/5bc669aa-d8ac-461b-9bff-9ad2267c5764/"><img class="zemanta-pixie-img" src="http://blog.amit-agarwal.co.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/reblog_b72.png" alt="Reblog this post [with Zemanta]" /><span class="zem-script more-related more-info pretty-attribution paragraph-reblog">


Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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