[Dextrose] Dextrose 2 patches report
jvonau at shaw.ca
Mon Dec 5 18:28:54 EST 2011
On Mon, 2011-12-05 at 19:23 +0100, Sascha Silbe wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> this is the list of Dextrose 2 patches that we still apply to the Sugar
> packages in Dextrose 3 (i.e. that have been neither successfully
> upstreamed nor dropped):
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> 22. Make sure Adhoc is Sugar-Adhoc (unknown author)
> I've only recently understood what the purpose of this patch is:
> NetworkManager supports several different ways to handle address
> allocation and routing for ad-hoc networks. The "default" Sugar
> ad-hoc networks (the channel 1 / 6 / 11 icons) use the 'link-local'
> method, but for accessing internet via an ad-hoc network created
> using the "Share 3g connection" feature we need a different one.
Yes, defaulting to link-local before trying dhcp is a major stumbling
block. You could have a dhcp server on the ad-hoc network and sugar
never tries to use it unlike when you switch over gnome, where it all
> The best thing to do would be to put the wireless interface into
> AP mode for sharing, rather than using the ambiguous ad-hoc mode.
> Unfortunately, a lot of wireless network drivers, including the
> libertas driver as shipped in OLPC and upstream kernels, don't
> support AP mode.
Can we try to use dhcp first? What would be a safe timeout to fallback
to link-local? Or at least have a tick box in network-control-panel to
choose between the two methods?
> We should try to upstream this patch to make Sugar mainline capable
> of using a connection created by the (currently) Dextrose-specific
> "Share 3g connection" feature.
Does this offer anything better than using Network-Manager to share the
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