ANN: ModemManager 1.6 released
aleksander at aleksander.es
Tue Jul 26 12:03:28 UTC 2016
This is a new major release of ModemManager, which will be the base for
the 1.6.x stable series (the new "mm-1-6" branch in git). The release
has been tagged as "1.6.0".
Thanks to everyone involved!
* This version requires:
** GLib 2.36.0
** gettext 0.19.3
** libmbim >= 1.14.0 (for the optional MBIM support)
** libqmi >= 1.16.0 (for the optional QMI support)
** libsystemd >= 209 or libsystemd-login >= 183 (for the optional
suspend and resume support)
* For distributions using systemd, it is suggested that the new
optional suspend/resume is explicitly requested during configure with
the new '--with-suspend-resume=systemd' argument.
This version comes with the following new features:
** Implemented support for suspend/resume detection, currently
working when systemd is in use. Whenever the system is suspended, we'll
flag the modems as invalid so that they are re-probed from scratch when
the system is resumed.
** Added cancellation support for the probing operations.
** Reworked and simplified the serial port response processing.
* Location interface:
** Added A-GPS support, currently available only for QMI based modems
with PDS service.
** Added support for updating the default GPS refresh time.
* Time interface:
** New default implementation for all AT-based modems.
* Voice interface:
** New DBus interface to allow the management of voice calls, which
currently assumes that the audio channel is setup out of ModemManager.
** New support for reporting statistics of the ongoing connection
with a new 'Stats' property, currently available for QMI and MBIM based
** Implemented support for devices which only work in "raw IP" mode,
like the Sierra MC7455.
** Implemented support for SIM related operations using the UIM
service, as newer modems with multi-SIM capabilities don't support the
legacy DMS UIM operations.
** Implemented support for detecting network-initiated disconnections.
** If online mode fails, try to use the 'DMS Set FCC Authentication'
QMI message via the QMI-over-MBIM support, if supported by the device.
** Added new supported 'ID_MM_PORT_IGNORE' tag to allow fully
ignoring ports specified by the user.
** Added command completion.
** Added new operations to use the Voice interface.
** Added new operations to manage the A-GPS settings.
** Added code coverage support.
** haier: new plugin to support the Haier CE81B.
** thuraya: new plugin for Thuraya satellite modems.
** sierra-legacy,sierra: the implementation for Sierra modems is now
split into two different plugins: a 'legacy' one for the old PPP and
DirectIP based modems and the standard one for the newer QMI and MBIM
** dell: new plugin for Dell rebranded devices from Novatel, Sierra
** gobi: removed the plugin. All non-vendor specific QMI devices
should now be managed by the generic plugin.
** mbm: dynamically load the list of supported modes.
** mbm: fixed several connection/disconnection issues.
** simtech: support QMI devices.
** huawei: implemented Voice call management support.
** huawei: use static IP addressing in NDISDUP capable devices if the
AT^DHCP response provides the IP details.
The following features which were backported to 1.4.x releases are also
present in ModemManager 1.6.0:
** The mbim-proxy is used by default.
** Implemented support for disconnection status notification while
** Disabled CDMA capabilities, until properly supported.
** The qmi-proxy is used by default.
** If online mode fails, use 'DMS Set FCC Authentication', required
by some rebranded Sierra modems (e.g. Dell branded ones).
** Implemented support for loading SIM operator id and name.
** Implemented power-cycle reset functionality.
** telit: added support for new devices, like HE910, UE910 and UL865.
** telit: implemented dynamic port identification.
** telit: implemented unlock retries loading.
** telit: implemented supported/current bands management.
** telit: implemented supported/current modes management.
** telit: implemented modem reset and power down.
** mbm: implemented GPS support for Ericsson HS2350 and H5321gw modems.
$ md5sum ModemManager-1.6.0.tar.xz
Please report bugs either to:
modemmanager-devel at lists.freedesktop.org
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