Second release of plasma-nm

Just a small announcement that we are releasing a second version of our new networkmanagement applet.

Here is a list with changes in this version:

  • plasma-nm is renamed to match the names from the old networkmanagement applet (kded module, applet name etc.)
  • visual changes (different icons, improved speed of animations, applet is a little bit smaller)
  • improved notifications¬†
  • experimental support for ModemManager 1.0 (must be compiled with libmm-qt and libnm-qt from git using master branches)
  • ModemManager support is optional
  • StrongSwan VPN plugin

And some closed bugs:

  • #325783 – plasma-nm doesn’t install icon network-defaultroute, which is need by kde-nm-connection-editor.desktop
  • #324016 – plasma crashes when a vpn connection is activated
  • #324708 – Crash when launching second user desktop
  • #325290 – Cannot add static routes on OpenVPN connections using the latest plasma-nm in Kubuntu Saucy
  • #322192 – WPA2 dialog blocks Plasma

We also released a small bugfix release for NetworkManagerQt [2], which is needed for this version of plasma-nm. ModemManagerQt [3] doesn’t have new release and you can use the previously released version. If you want to compile plasma-nm with the new ModemManager 1.0 support (mostly necessary for new distributions like Fedora 20, OpenSuse 12.3, Archlinux etc.), you have to compile NetworkManagerQt [4] and ModemManagerQt [5] from git using master branches.

[1] – http://download.kde.org/unstable/plasma-nm/plasma-nm-0.9.3.1.tar.xz.mirrorlist
[2] – http://download.kde.org/unstable/networkmanager-qt/0.9.0.1/src/libnm-qt-0.9.0.1.tar.xz.mirrorlist
[3] – http://download.kde.org/unstable/modemmanager-qt/0.5.1/src/libmm-qt-0.5.1.tar.xz.mirrorlist
[4] – http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=libnm-qt.git
[5] – http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=libmm-qt.git

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