Half a year and 796 commits since NetworkManager 1.42, a new release is ready: NetworkManager 1.44.
Let’s take a look at the most interesting parts!
The ifcfg-rh plugin is deprecated
The ifcfg-rh plugin is deprecated; it will only receive bugfixes and no new features. A warning is emitted to the log when a connection in ifcfg-rh format is found.
In addition, to automatically migrate existing ifcfg-rh connections to the
keyfile format, a new configuration option
main.migrate-ifcfg-rh is provided.
Migration is disabled by default, but the default value can be changed at build
--with-config-migrate-ifcfg-rh-default=yes. We strongly recommend
all the packagers and distributions to enable this option by default as
ifcfg-rh is now deprecated.
Disable Wi-Fi and WWAN radio in
nmtui is a screen-oriented configuration tool for NetworkManager. It is not
nmcli but it is very useful for non-command-line-tool oriented
Now it is possible to disable Wi-Fi and WWAN radio using the
Now the number of autoconnect retries left is tracked for each device and connection. Previously it was tracked only per connection and this lead to unexpected behaviors in case of multiconnect profiles.
nmcli throws a warning when NetworkManager version mismatches.
link setting that holds properties related to the kernel link such as
Plus a lot of bugfixes and translation updates. See NEWS file for even more detailed summary of what’s new.
Many thanks to all contributors who provided feedback, ideas or patches.
Thomas Haller, Alexander Lochmann, Beniamino Galvani, Fernando Fernandez Mancera, Yuri Chornoivan, Lubomir Rintel, Michael Biebl, Wen Liang, Dylan Van Assche, Yaakov Selkowitz, Stewart Smith, Heiko Thiery, Julia Dronova, Ratchanan Srirattanamet, Sven Schwermer, Fabrice Fontaine, NorwayFun, Etienne Champetier, Corentin Noël, Vladislav Tsisyk, liaohanqin, Jordi Mas, Daniel Kolesa, Haochen Tong, Joao Machado, Alfonso Sánchez-Beato, AsciiWolf, Peter Hutterer, Aleksandr Melman, Eivind Næss, Marc Muehlfeld, Tom Sobczynski, Sabri Unal, David Woodhouse, Benjamin Berg, Sabri Ünal, Frederic Martinsons, Petr Menšík, Gris Ge, Javier Sánchez Parra, Miroslav Suchy, qyecst, chengyechun, Jan Vaclav, Íñigo Huguet
Also thanks to our Quality Engineers from Red Hat for all the testing: Vladimír Beneš, Filip Pokryvka, David Jasa and Matej Berezny.
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Get the new release
As usual, the next release of your favorite Linux distribution will surely ship the new version.
In case you’re too impatient to wait, or you are, in fact, responsible for keeping NetworkManager up to date in a distribution, get the tarball from our download page.
Thanks for tuning in and goodbye!