nm-connection-editor: re-enable desktop launcher visibility in GNOME and KDE in Bionic

Bug #1812697 reported by Amr Ibrahim on 2019-01-21
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network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Upstream fix:
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/network-manager-applet/commit/24c5f40e729b0efc7c53f4b33ead006ab7e769a6

This bug is about re-enabling the desktop launcher visibility of nm-connection-editor in 18.04 LTS and beyond. A typical use case of nm-connection-editor is sharing internet connection with other computers over Ethernet. I cannot do that in the network panel of gnome-control-center on Bionic.

Gnome and KDE do not allow starting nm-connection-editor from the GUI, nor provide a graphical way to manage more specialized connections, like Bridge, Team and Bond ones.

Upstream also changed the displayed name (to Advanced Network Configuration) to hint users that the tool should be used for specialized networking configurations.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: network-manager-gnome 1.8.10-2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-43.46-generic 4.15.18
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-43-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.5
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Mon Jan 21 17:04:54 2019
IfupdownConfig:
 # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-11-29 (52 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180725)
IpRoute:
 default via 192.168.0.1 dev wlp6s0 proto dhcp metric 20600
 169.254.0.0/16 dev virbr0 scope link metric 1000 linkdown
 192.168.0.0/24 dev wlp6s0 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.0.5 metric 600
 192.168.122.0/24 dev virbr0 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.122.1 linkdown
NetworkManager.state:
 [main]
 NetworkingEnabled=true
 WirelessEnabled=true
 WWANEnabled=true
SourcePackage: network-manager-applet
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
nmcli-nm:
 RUNNING VERSION STATE STARTUP CONNECTIVITY NETWORKING WIFI-HW WIFI WWAN-HW WWAN
 running 1.10.6 connected (site only) started limited enabled enabled enabled enabled enabled

Amr Ibrahim (amribrahim1987) wrote :
Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
importance: Undecided → Low
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package network-manager-applet - 1.8.20-1ubuntu1

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network-manager-applet (1.8.20-1ubuntu1) disco; urgency=medium

  * Resynchronize on Debian
  * The new version includes
    - connection-editor: re-enable launcher in GNOME and KDE,
       it's needed for some sort of configurion which are not handled
       by the desktop settings interfaces (lp: #1812697)
  * debian/patches/git_wrong_free.patch:
    - wifi-dialog: fix wrong free
  * debian/patches/git_desktop_category.patch:
    - connection-editor: add Utilities category to desktop file
  * debian/patches/git_password_entry.patch:
    - nma/pkcs11-cert-chooser: show the password entries when it makes sense
  * debian/rules:
    - build with --with-libnm-gtk, the default is now to disable it
      upstream but we still have unity-control-center depending on it.

network-manager-applet (1.8.20-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * New upstream version 1.8.20
  * Rebase patches
  * Revert upstream change which marks all WiFi connections as user
    connections by default.
    Thanks to Dean Serenevy <email address hidden> (Closes: #916187)
  * Update symbols file for libnma0
  * Use debhelper-compat (= 12) Build-Depends and drop debian/compat
  * Bump Standards-Version to 4.3.0

 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Mon, 04 Mar 2019 16:17:00 +0100

Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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