NetworkManager 2.0 Promises Basic Open vSwitch Support, Bluetooth NAP and WPS

Work on the next major NetworkManager 2.0 release started in early September under the 1.9.x umbrella, and the open-source network connection manager recently entered beta stages of development.

Developer Beniamino Galvani announced the release of NetworkManager 2.0 Beta (1.9.90), giving us an insight into the new features and improvements coming to this major release of the most used network connection management software for GNU/Linux distributions.

The biggest new feature of NetworkManager 2.0 appears to be initial support for the Open vSwitch open-source implementation of a distributed virtual multilayer switch, which will allow users to set up basic Open vSwitch configurations. Open vSwitch support will be enhanced in future releases.

Moreover, NetworkManager 2.0 will allow users to authenticate to Wi-Fi networks via WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), adds support for activating … (read more)

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