NetworkManager in GNOME beta supports AP operation
In the latest GNOME 3.8 beta, NetworkManager makes the transition from version 0.9.6.4 to a pre-release version of NetworkManager 0.9.8. In addition to setting up an ad-hoc Wi-Fi network, where the Wi-Fi hardware and drivers support it, it is now able to set up an access point. The next major release of the network configuration program, which is used in many other desktop environments, also supports 4G LTE network modes, bridge master devices and bridge ports. It is also able to automatically activate a VPN for certain network connections. The recently released Fedora 18 already uses a pre-release version of NetworkManager 0.9.8 which includes these features.
In the new GNOME beta version 3.7.4, Evince and Gedit no longer display their own menu line on the top edge of the window, but instead use the GNOME Shell application menu. The old IMAP backend in evolution-data-server (which is used by Evolution) has been removed – accounts which use it will automatically be migrated to the more up to date IMAP+ backend. The GNOME Control Center contains a new item for configuring network shares. Further changes are listed in the news files for GNOME's core software and applications. GNOME 3.8 is scheduled for release on 25 March.