News and announcements

1.7.3 released

Written for wicd by Tom Van Braeckel on 2014-12-21

This is a bugfixing release, with more than 30 bugs squashed.

One new feature has been added; you can now manually control the speed of the wireless connection.

Here's the NEWS file:

        - New feature: you can now manually control the speed of the wireless connection
        - Lots (30+) of bugfixes (see launchpad or the CHANGES file for details)

1.7.2 released

Written for wicd by David Paleino on 2012-04-11

WICD 1.7.2 has been released tonight.

This release was not really expected for now, but a security issue was found, and that pushed me to release what I had ready, instead of waiting for more bugfixes.

All the remaining fixes which were planned for 1.7.2 (and not already done) have been postponed to 1.7.3.

Here's the NEWS file:

    Major Changes:
    - Fix local privilege escalation when setting configuration properties
      through the daemon's DBus interface (CVE-2012-2095).
    - Support passing no driver to wpa_supplicant.

    Minor Changes:
    - Fixed installation instructions, with the new >= 1.7.1 commands.
    - Fixed typo preventing DHCP hostname from properly working.
    - Renamed wpa templates to clarify usage.
    - Fixed wicd-cli crash when switching wired network profiles.
    - Fallback to mode 'Master' if 'None' is detected when scanning wifi
    - Fixed bug when trying to start wicd multiple times.
    - Fixed wicd-curses crash when trying to select wired encryption type,
      thanks to Joe MacMahon.
    - Fixed wicd-curses crash with UTF-8 encryption types.
    - Fixed wicd-daemon crash when child_pid is undefined, thanks to
      David Cantrell.

1.7.1 released

Written for wicd by David Paleino on 2012-02-02

WICD 1.7.1 has been released tonight!

Here's the NEWS entry:

 Changes for Packagers:
 - You will now want to use the --python option to configure to
   make sure the right Python (python2.x) is used. With the Python 3
   transition in progress, the lack of uniformity across distros made it
   difficult to find a solution that works everywhere. As a result, the
   python executable path can be set (for subprocesses launched by Wicd)
   with the --python option to configure, and patching of the
   shebang lines may be required if `which python` is not python2.x.
 - If you handle translations in your packaging process, now
   needs 'pybabel' and 'xgettext' binaries. Please provide them during
   the build process.
 - now accepts three more parameters: --dbus-service=, --systemd=
   and --logrotate=. Please set them accordingly to the paths of your

 Major Changes:
 - (New) upstream author: David Paleino :)
 - The translations are now handled by Rosetta, in Launchpad.
 - Implemented support for wired connections needing authentication with
   wpa_supplicant (thanks Joe MacMahon!)
 - Support 'Never show networks' (thanks Robin Becker!)
 - Mask out sensitive information in the logfile (CVE-2012-0813)

 Minor Changes:
 - Now uses gtkbuilder instead of libglade
 - Fixed bug in script macro expansion
 - Fixed typo in EAP-fast template
 - Applied 1 patch from Archlinux (thanks Rémy Oudompheng)
   - Fixed Python 2.7 support
   - Works if Python3 is the default Python
 - Applied 14 patches from Debian (big thank you to everyone
       who contributed):
   - Includes translations in source tarball
   - Improved documentation
   - Fixed resolv.conf permissions
   - Ignore configparser errors
   - Several others, please see CHANGES for more details
 - Proper localization of all the code has been put in place -- every part
   of the UIs and the daemon should be translated/translatable now!
 - Fixed various bugs with 'unicode in ESSID' handling
 - Implemented rfkill-support
 - Generalized libc linking using ctypes' find_library()
 - Fixed wireless connecting status message, now shows the correct ESSID
 - Support wifi-channels with more than 2 digits
 - Implemented in-GUI password hiding
 - Implemented -t/--tray to only run the wicd-gtk tray icon
 - Support alternative ifconfig output style

1.7.1 beta 3 released

Written for wicd by David Paleino on 2011-12-06

This is the last beta before the planned release of 1.7.1, which will happen on 17-18 December. Please test it!

Call for translations

Written for wicd by David Paleino on 2011-10-19

the release of 1.7.1 is near, but we need your help to translate WICD to as many languages as possible.

From this release, WICD will use Launchpad's Rosetta: just head to , pick up your language, and help us! :)

There isn't a deadline just because some other bugs need fixing for 1.7.1 -- but hurry up! The more translations we get, the better.

on behalf of the WICD Development Team

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