NetworkManager 1.6 Is Inching Along With New Feature Work
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Networking on 17 December 2016 at 08:08 AM EST. Add A Comment
NetworkManager 1.5.3 was released this week as the new development release with a lot of feature work in stepping towards NetworkManager 1.6 in 2017.

Among the notable changes to be found in the NetworkManager 1.5.3 milestone include:

- Vala bindings for the NetworkManager library (libnm).

- NetworkManager will keep up connections on shutdown that can be assumed to be there on start-up, so like wired connections but not WiFi or VPN connections.

- Support for configuration and discovery of Web Proxy settings with PacRunner.

- Support for systemd-resolved local DNS forwarder back-end.

- Libnm now uses the D-Bus Object Manager API for quicker initialization of clients.

- nmtui now uses the asynchronous libnm client API for parallelized communication with the daemon.

- Various other improvements and minor enhancements.

More details can be found via this Git commit.
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