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New minor version
Overview of changes since NetworkManager-1.18
This is a snapshot of NetworkManager 1.20 development series.
The API is subject to change and not guaranteed to be compatible
with the later release.
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PRODUCTION USE!
* The libnm-glib library, deprecated in favor of libnm since NetworkManager 1.0,
and disabled by default since NetworkManager 1.12, has now been removed.
* The DHCP client now defaults to "internal". The default can be overriden
at build time by using the --with-config-dhcp-default option of the
configure script or at run time by setting the main.dhcp option in the
* Added support for configuring fq_codel line discipline and mirred action.
* Added a possibility for distributions to ship dispatcher scripts in /usr/lib.
* Drop deprecated setting "main.monitor-connection-files" in NetworkManager.conf.
This setting now has no more effect and was disabled by default for a long time.
Instead, after changes, load files explicitly with `nmcli connection load` or
`nmcli connection reload`.
* Rework parsing team JSON config in libnm and stricter validate settings.
With this, NetworkManager rejects settings that it considers invalid while
still allowing setting arbitrary JSON config directly.
* Drop ibft settings plugin. This functionality is now covered by using
nm-initrd-generator from initrd to pre-generate in-memory profiles.
* Support "suppress_prefixlength" attribute for policy routing rules.
This is what wg-quick uses for the "Improved Rule-based Routing" solution,
and the user can now manually configure such policy routing rules.
* Support "wireguard.ip4-auto-default-route" and "wireguard.ip6-auto-default-route".
This automatically implements the "Improved Rule-based Routing" of wg-quick
to help avoiding routing loops when setting the default-route on the WireGuard
interface. Note that this is now enabled by default, so there is a change in behavior
if your WireGuard connection profiles from before had a default-route (/0)
* Rework implementation of settings plugins and how profiles are presisted
to disk. This is a large internal refactoring of the settings plugins that
allows to migrate a connection profile between plugins.
* In-memory profiles are now only handled by keyfile plugin and will also be
persisted to /run directory. This allows to restart NetworkManager without
loosing these profiles and it provides a file-system based API for creating
* Keyfile plugin now supports a read-only directory of profiles under directory
"/usr/lib/NetworkManager/system-connections". Such profiles still can be modified
and deleted via D-Bus, which results in writing profiles to /etc or /run that
shadow the read-only files.
* Add new D-Bus method AddConnection2() that allows to block autoconnect of
the profile at the moment when creating the profile. Also add support for
this API to libnm.
* Add flag "no-reapply" to Update2() D-Bus method. Normally, when a connection
profile gets modified, this only changes the profile itself. When the profile
is currently activated on a device, then the device's configuration does not update
before the profile is fully re-activated or Reapply on the device is called. There
is an exception to this: the "connection.zone" and the "connection.metered"
properties take effect immediately. The "no-reapply" flag allows suppressing to
reapply any properties, so that no changes take effect automatically. The purpose
is to really only modify the profile itself without changes to the runtime configuration
of the device.
* Add "ipv6.method=disabled" to disable IPv6 on a device, like also possible for
IPv4. Until now, the users could only set "ipv6.method=ignore" which means the
users are free to set IPv6 related sysctl values themselves.
* Added support for Wi-Fi Mesh network.
It seems this is a snapshot, so should we move it to hold and wait for a stable release?
Created NetworkManager #227 to ask for help.
The maintainer says it's a stable release and the word in the NEWS file is a mistake. I'll continue to build it.
Be careful with the libnm-glib removal, you might want to test out that stuff and see what it breaks... I remember having to reinstate it previously, but don't recall the reason nor if its fixed
Fixed at r21949.
Grepping "linkend=\"NetworkManager\"" found the packages depending on NM:
Network-manager-applet: do not use libnm-glib.
Tracker: do not use libnm-glib.
G-s-d: do not use libnm-glib.
telepathy-mission-control: do not use libnm-glib.
pidgin: do not use libnm-glib.
vino: do not use NetworkManager at all. Dependency removed.
kf5-frameworks: at least networkmanager-qt-5.60.0 do not use libnm-glib.
If there is someone using KDE please recheck kf5-frameworks and plasma-all.
According to Arch, only steam-native-runtime requires libnm-glib. I don't think there is someone playing Steam games on LFS :).
I have one that runs it, but I have zero plans to upgrade it :) getting Proton working a while back was difficult enough LOL
I'm glad to see that developers ported away from libnm-glib, because that was a problem in the early days of 1.18 :)
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