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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.

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which version(of ubuntu) are you using? – Alaukik Mar 10 '11 at 11:52
@Alaukik, 10.10. – Oxwivi Mar 10 '11 at 11:55
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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 indicator-network package.

*I starred "need" because none of this needs to happen for any other reason than unifying the "system tray" deployment options on desktops.

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As far as I know, only ConnMan's backend is going to be used or something. If you tried it, what do you think of it? – Oxwivi Mar 10 '11 at 12:40
Oops, looks like I got it backwards. – Oxwivi Mar 10 '11 at 12:42
@Oxwivi afaik network manager has been ported to indicator-applet (I'm using it all like now on Maverick), so ConnMan won't be needed for that anymore (it never really was needed anyway). – RolandiXor Mar 10 '11 at 15:32

Instructions for trying and testing ConnMan are at this page:

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