Thursday, 15 March 2018

Call for testing: in 18.04

Since 17.10, netplan has been the default network configuration tool in Ubuntu. Since then, it has grown in features, bug fixes, and even got its package renamed in the archive from "nplan" to We added better routing, improved handling for bridges, support for marking devices as "optional" for boot (so that the system doesn't wait for them to come up at boot time), lots of documentation updates... There's even been work to get it building for other distros.

We have a website for it, too:

As we get closer to the release of Ubuntu 18.04, it is past due to involve everyone in testing netplan and making sure it is solid and as featureful as possible for a wide range of use cases.

This is where you get to participate.

Let us know about any feature gaps that remain in what
netplan supports, so that we can add the features when it's possible, or so that these feature gaps can be properly documented if they can't be closed by release time.

Report any bugs you find in netplan on Launchpad.

If you are unsure whether something is a bug, it might well be, so it doesn't hurt to file a bug. At the very least, we do want to know if something feels really difficult to do, so we can look into improving the experience.

If you're unsure how to do something you can look up questions and answers, or add your own, on AskUbuntu here:

Netplan is being actively developed and we can use your help; so if there's one feature you care deeply about, or a bug that bugs you and you want to have a hand in fixing it, you can also jump right in to the code in Github:

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