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NetworkManager 0.7.1 About To Arrive

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Published on 19 February 2009 07:20 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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NetworkManager, the exceptional free software utility for managing wired and wireless (including mobile broadband / cellular connections), is about to reach its next major milestone since the release of NetworkManager 0.7.0 in the second half of 2008. Red Hat's Dan Williams and his fellow NetworkManager engineers are preparing to release NetworkManager 0.7.1.

The NetworkManager 0.7.1 update includes a whole slew of fixes, updated translations, and new support. One of the notable items in this release is NetworkManager now supports Internet connections provided over Bluetooth via GPRS devices. There are also various D-Bus changes and other items worth noting.

NetworkManager 0.7.1 Release Candidate 1 was released today while one or two more release candidates will arrive in the coming days. Within a few days after that, NetworkManager 0.7.1 will be released in time for the Q2'09 Linux distribution updates.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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