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    Posted on May 10th, 2010 Dominique Leuenberger 7 comments

    Many of you have eagerly been awaiting the release of NetworkManager 0.8.1. Well, it’s not completely done yet, but a first beta release just hit the mirrors about 12 hours ago.

    I’m proud to announce that there are already packages for openSUSE available thanks to our great openSUSE Build Service. Packages exist currently for openSUSE 11.2 and openSUSE Factory.
    A warning first: I did not even install the packages yet! So they might or might not work at all.

    So, what is the nice new feature we all want from 0.8.1?

    BT-DUN -> Dial-up Networking over Bluetooth connections! Yes, NM 0.8.1 should bring this and one as such there is one less action to be done on the console (currently I have to resort to wvdial to get my BT phone to work as a ‘modem’ for me…).

    The repositories for the brave ones:
    for openSUSE 11.2: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/dimstar:/NetworkManager-0.8.1/openSUSE_11.2
    for openSUSE Factory: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/dimstar:/NetworkManager-0.8.1/openSUSE_Factory

    Any comments regarding the packages are welcome, either here or in the various openSUSE Mailing-lists. Bug reports, as usual, can be submitted to bugzilla.novell.com.

    PS: No, this will not fly into openSUSE 11.3. The repos are version and feature frozen and adding a beta of an upcoming release would just call for trouble.


    6 responses to “Network Manager 0.8.1 Beta 1” RSS icon

    • So, if you haves a phone (treo say) that does bluetooth and has internet connectivity, I can use my phone as my internet connection via bluetooth using NM as the connection conduit?

    • Yes, that’s exactly what NM now should offer (it already did work with ‘cabled’ phones). I will hopefully get to test this soon too, so I can report about that.

    • I hope the conflict with USB tty devices has been solved so I can sync my Palm device again. It was entered as a bug quite some time ago.

    • OK, have the pkgs installed from factory. NetworkManager comes up fine after rebooting. I’ve defined a net Broadband connection in NetworkManager Edit Connections, enabled my CDMA phone’s bluetooth connection.

      Question is, how do you initiate the connection via the NetworkManager nm-applet and watch the connectivity action?

    • In order to clarify the setup with NM and bluetooth phones, I created a follow-up post: http://dominique.leuenberger.net/blog/?p=81
      I hope this clarifies things a bit.

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