NetworkManagement in Oneiric

Dan Chen seven.steps at
Sun Oct 2 00:36:13 UTC 2011

On Oct 1, 2011 7:27 PM, "Alex Fiestas" <afiestas at> wrote:
> Hi there !
> I'm here at Forge 2011 (Solid Sprint) with the NetworkManagement guys, so
> ask them if a 2 month old snapshot is "good enough", their answer was
> They have been in "bug fix mode" only since them, fixing crashes and
> implementing basic network features (some of them related to security), so
> when I ask them for a "commits we should to backport" they give me a
> list full of crash fixes.
> So, they recommendation of course to upgrade to a more recent snapshot,
> is quite a few people testing the HEAD of nm09 branch everyday so the
> should be as stable as they are in the kubuntu snapshot.
> I know that the update policy is strict on this regard and we are working
> fix the "We don't have releases" situation, but until then we should
> think on upgrading.
> So, what do you think? can we upload a newer snapshot somewhere to test it
> of course it doesn't have to be in the cd we can upgrade later once we
> that the new snapshot is rock solid.

Given the lateness of the date (proximity to release), I tend toward not
changing what's currently in the Oneiric archive unless there's a
significant (critical) bug affecting the majority of desktop users that will
be resolved by a newer snapshot. It makes sense to use a PPA now, and if
there is a lower significance bug, target the snapshot toward

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