2010-07-16: NetworkManager OpenVPN extra options support
Today I had to connect to a hosting company. These fellows use OpenVPN as their VPN-solution. Unfortunately, they set some options in their server, which the nm-openvpn package cannot handle...

After trying to fool the software to correctly connect...and even using a Windows VM in virt-manager using the windows-openvpn software...I found the reported bug here: Ubuntu Bugz.

Recompiling using the supplied patch did solve the problem for me. But I am hoping that this (or a similar) patch will be applied soon.