Network Manager 0.6.6 RC2 is now available

Bug #197538 reported by Darren Albers on 2008-03-02
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager (Ubuntu)
Alexander Sack

Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager

Dan Williams and Tambet Ingo are close to releasing 0.6.6 and is now available. I understand that the intent with Hardy was to push out 0.7 but it looks like the volatility of 0.7 has understandably made that difficult.

0.6.6 has a number of HUGE improvements over 0.6.5:
Network profile editor
Wired 802.1x
AutoIP Notification (A different icon is used if an AutoIP address is used since a DHCP server failed to respond)
More EAP types are exposed in the Applet
Fixes for scanning issues
Plus a Large number of bug fixes.

If a Version Freeze exception is granted this new version resolves the following bugs:
40232: No (easy) way to stop auto-association to an already trusted network
132473: [gutsy] network-manager i have to manually configure wpa/2 enterprise every time to connect
41134:(Security vulnerability) Does not store WPA-Enterprise password in keyring
75554: Unable to connect to SSID containing asterisks (*)
82113 network-manager lacks 802.1x ethernet support
107598 No one-click method to activate saved manual network profile
118439 Connects to any available network without asking

I am including the Changelog's and Diffstat's and subscribing Ubuntu-Release as requested at

Thank you!

Darren Albers (dalbers) wrote :

Diffstat of the changes from 0.6.5 to 0.6.6 RC2

Darren Albers (dalbers) wrote :

Diffstat of the changes in nm-applet

Darren Albers (dalbers) wrote :


Darren Albers (dalbers) wrote :

Changelog for the applet

Darren Albers (dalbers) wrote :

It is likely that a number of patches Ubuntu has been carrying can be dropped as well.

I /think/ that the following patches can probably be dropped:

0.6.5 in Ubuntu has become very stable and while I personally think that the added features in 0.6.6 (Profile editor primarily) warrant upgrading the version in Hardy I also understand that stability is the key and that this close to release a change to a core application is a large risk and a lot of work for the package maintainer.


Do we have packages of this somewhere? It would be nice for people to test it in a PPA, at least.

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

i will take this update. The plan is to get 0.6.6 for hardy.

Changed in network-manager:
assignee: nobody → asac
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.04-beta
status: New → In Progress
importance: High → Medium
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

... as darren says. there are mostly high impact bugs fixed in 0.6.6 and we already ship a lot of patches cherry-picked from svn in 0.6.5

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

FFe ack for this. As nice as it would be to have packages to test first, network-manager already fails to build from source in hardy because of the new libnl that's been uploaded there, so we need much of the code from the new version anyway - better to take the new version with all its other bugfixes and shake out any bugs afterwards than to spend time backporting here.

Darren Albers (dalbers) wrote :

Thank you Alexander, I am upgrading my laptop to Hardy tonight or tomorrow so if there is any help I can provide please let me know.


Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package network-manager - 0.6.6~rc2-0ubuntu1

network-manager (0.6.6~rc2-0ubuntu1) hardy; urgency=low

  * new upstream release 0.6.6 RC (LP: #197538); fixes various bugs:
    - LP: #40232, #41134, #75554, #82113, #107598, #118439, #132473
  * drop patches applied upstream
    - drop debian/patches/04-if_fix.patch
    - drop debian/patches/11-man_page_sh_name.patch
    - drop debian/patches/24pp_svn2578-gnome354565-fix-ethernet-link-detection-races.patch
    - drop debian/patches/24pp_svn2579-sleep-1-second-to-stabilize-if.patch
    - drop debian/patches/24pp_svn2591_Ensure-the-device-is-up-stage3.patch
    - drop debian/patches/24pp_svn2604_Add-HAL-based-rfkill-support.patch
    - drop debian/patches/24pp_svn2605-gnome354565-dont-up-notwired-interfaces.patch
    - drop debian/patches/24pp_svn2618_set-hardware-RF-to-enabled-if-no-killswitches.patch
    - drop debian/patches/24pp_svn2754-lp101857-endianess.patch
    - drop debian/patches/41c_ubuntu-fixup--get_mode_always_fails_typo_fix.patch
    - drop debian/patches/41e_fix_vpn_ftbfs_dont_disable_gnome_deprecated.patch
    - drop debian/patches/41m_unref_dbus_connection_on_shutdown.patch
    - update debian/patches/series
  * refresh patch because of renamed NetworkManagerDispatcher manpage
    - update debian/patches/06-dispatch_more_events.patch
  * drop driver specific tweaks assuming that wext should be fine for most
    drivers nowadays
    - drop debian/patches/13-rml-wpa-workarounds.patch
    - drop debian/patches/14-j-hostap-supplicant-driver.patch
    - drop debian/patches/43b_lp181232_save_kernel_driver_check.patch
    - update debian/patches/series
  * simply unbittrotted patches
    - update debian/patches/41k_20_sec_wireless_link_timeout.patch
    - update debian/patches/41t_nm_device_wireless_index_ctrl_sockets_by_run_count.patch
    - update debian/patches/41u_custom_timeout_for_some_wpa_ctrl_operations.patch
  * don't use run count for global ctrl socket anymore
    - update debian/patches/41t_nm_device_wireless_index_ctrl_sockets_by_run_count.patch
  * try to drop hidden AP tweaks (lets hope that scan_capa patch in 2.6.24
    fixes this)
    - drop debian/patches/42a_lp50214_gnome464215_fix_hidden.patch
    - update debian/patches/series
  * fix manpage path for NetworkManager and NetworkManagerDispatcher
    - update debian/network-manager.manpages

 -- Alexander Sack <email address hidden> Wed, 05 Mar 2008 19:06:19 +0100

Changed in network-manager:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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