I'm aware that Network Manager is going to be replaced by ConnMan. How can I try it out?
EDIT I installed
indicator-network and it's dependencies, so how do use it? Oh, and I'm on 10.10's Unity.
EDIT Got it to work with a reboot.
You're thinking of ConnMan. For those that don't know, it was created by Intel and Nokia for Moblin and then Meego. My understanding was it provides slightly fewer options and at slightly better performance.
However, I can't see any plans for Ubuntu to replace Network Manager with it. There's another AU thread that essentially says the same thing.
The only changes that really need* to happen are to pull the network manager applet into the new Indicator Applet framework, which is being done in the
*I starred "need" because none of this needs to happen for any other reason than unifying the "system tray" deployment options on desktops.
Instructions for trying and testing ConnMan are at this page: