A network connection manager that aims to simplify wired and wireless networking in Linux.
Wicd 1.x Branch 1.7.0: Changes for Packagers: - Wicd now supports a -k option, which should be run by the init script when the daemon is stopped to release the DHCP lease but should not be run on a restart of the daemon. - The ability has been added to split Wicd's components into multiple directories. Use --gtk, --cli, --curses, and --daemon to setup.py configure to specify the locations of the respective components. - The preferred way to run the GTK UI is now to use wicd-gtk, not wicd-client. wicd-gtk is a new addition to 1.7 that will never run wicd-curses. wicd-client will automatically decide to run wicd-curses if there is no X session available. Major Changes: - Connection information is available by right clicking the tray icon - Can set the hostname per network for all DHCP clients - urwid 0.9.9 is now supported - Added wicd-cli, a command line interface for use in scripts - Global scripts are now passed parameters specifying the network Minor Changes: - Support for only displaying notifications using -o to wicd-client - Reconnecting now works when measuring signal strength in dBm - ESSIDs made of numbers now work properly - All valid wpa_supplicant drivers are now displayed - Wired network is now displayed while scanning wireless networks - Added wicd-gtk, a command to always and only run the GTK UI - Marked ioctl backend not supported - Use dhcpcd-bin on Debian instead of dhcpcd script 1.6.2: Minor Changes: - Now deals better if the interface disappears while running - Will now start if the global script directories don't exist - Adhoc window will now work correctly - PSK can be generated from non-ASCII characters - Fix a minor wicd-curses crash while connecting during a scan 1.6.1: Minor Changes: - User is told if the lack permission to access the daemon - Support for wireless cards that don't report signal strength added - Enhanced network configuration dialog title 1.6.0: Major Changes: - Improved tray icon and GUI images (thanks to Martin Sagastume) - Reorganized network list in the GUI for easier navigation - New experimental ioctl backend, which is more cpu-friendly than the previous one - Added a curses client (thanks to Andrew Psaltis) - Added a right-click connection menu to the tray icon - Added options to specify a DNS domain and search domain for static networks - Reworked the Preferences menu to be more in line with GNOME standards - Added support for global scripts - Made it possible to have optional entries in encryption templates - Added ability to show libnotify notifications on status change Minor Changes and Other Enhancements: - Better autoconnection behavior - Tray/GUI will survive the daemon being killed - Reasons for connection failures will now bubble back to the GUI - Add/remove wired profile system is now more user-friendly - Support for using resolvconf instead of directly editing /etc/resolv.conf - Wicd won't blindly kill dhcp clients / wpa_supplicant any more - Added an option to automatically switch from a wireless network to a wired one as soon as a cable is plugged in - Moved scanning to its own thread, which makes GUI and daemon more responsive during scans - Made it possible to specify macros in script entries - The GUI will now display the encryption entry dialog if you attempt to connect to an encrypted network without entering a password - Static gateway entry is now optional - Passwords with leading or trailing whitespace are now stored properly - Many init/config script, man page, and setup.py fixes/updates, including better autodetection of file placement with regard to sleep hooks and KDE autostart files (thanks to Robby Workman)