středa 11. září 2013

First Plasma NM release

It is with great pleasure we're announcing today the first release of our project - Plasma NM 0.9.3.0. As you've probably heard before, it's a brand new Plasma applet written QML/C++ to manage your network connections. This applet is meant as a drop-in replacement for the older widget-based networkmanagement applet.

For an overview of what motivated us to basically start from scratch on this applet as well as occasional progress statuses, please see Jan's blog.

A picture, even better a video, is worth a thousand words they say, so here it is :)

video


The initial email has been sent a few moments ago to the @kde-packager mailing list, so you can expect Plasma NM to land in your favorite distro's update channels anytime soon. Fedora[1], among others (Kubuntu, openSUSE), already contains a preview snapshot of the applet, with the update to the final version in the works.

Alternatively, you can grab those 3 tarballs and compile by yourself:

  1. http://download.kde.org/unstable/modemmanager-qt/0.5.0/src/libmm-qt-0.5.0.tar.xz
  2. http://download.kde.org/unstable/networkmanagement/0.9.0/src/libnm-qt-0.9.0.tar.xz 
  3. http://download.kde.org/unstable/plasma-nm/plasma-nm-0.9.3.0.tar.xz



[1] $ yum install kde-plasma-nm