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    Default Wicd 1.7 Released With New Features

    Phoronix: Wicd 1.7 Released With New Features

    For those that prefer wicd to NetworkManager or other programs for managing network connections under Linux, a new release of the Wireless Interface Connection Daemon is now available. Wicd 1.7.0 is arriving just about six months after the release of wicd 1.6.0, but this 2010 release does bring some new features.The new work in wicd 1.7.0 includes connection information now being available when right-clicking on its system tray icon, the ability to set a host-name per network for all DHCP clients, support for version 0.99 of the urwid console user interface library, the introduction of wicd-cli as a command-line interface for scripts, support for numeric-only ESSIDs, the introduction of wicd-gtk as the preferred way of launching the GTK GUI, and support for using dhcpcd-bin on Debian systems...

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    For those that prefer wicd to NetworkManager or other programs for managing network connections under Linux, [...]
    In other words; For those that take their Linux laptop to their work/school and need to connect to a wireless secured Windows network with proprietary Windows protocols, you'll now receive an update so you can connect again

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    Quote Originally Posted by V!NCENT View Post
    In other words; For those that take their Linux laptop to their work/school and need to connect to a wireless secured Windows network with proprietary Windows protocols, you'll now receive an update so you can connect again
    Yes, that's true. Network manager has to be updated to solve that problem and be superior to wicd.

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    I have been using wicd for almost a year now.
    Short story: It works consistently.

    I really can't live with NetworkManager's randomness.

    Another nice thing, is that wicd does not need a gui-tray app to work, unlike networkmanager.

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