[Dextrose] [Sugar-devel] [PATCH v2][sucrose-0.94][RFC] Add capability to connect to WPA/WPA2-Enterprise networks

Daniel Drake dsd at laptop.org
Tue Dec 13 09:12:23 EST 2011

On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 7:54 AM, Sascha Silbe
<sascha-ml-reply-to-2011-4 at silbe.org> wrote:
> The patch we're talking about is a Request For Discussion (RFC) based on
> sucrose-0.94; we'd appreciate feedback on the chosen approach (including
> design and implementation). When the patch is ready (including
> integrating useful feedback we hopefully get from sugar-devel), we'll
> try to upstream it, which will include porting it to the future master
> branch (Sugar 0.96 is already Feature frozen). However our short-term
> goal is to fix a downstream problem, so we need a version based on Sugar
> 0.94 and for practical reasons (testing) this is the version we'll work
> on first.

I don't think there would be any resistance to a technically sound
implementation of WPA enterprise connectivity - I certainly am happy
to see this work being done.

However, it would be easier for the community to collaborate here if
the work were done on master first, then collectively reviewed and
committed, *then* backported by you.

Given that I do not know too much about WPA-enterprise, and given that
the secrets management changed quite a bit in NM-0.9, I'm not
convinced that the current implementation would 'stick' in master.
Happy to be proven wrong though (with a patch) :)

I would be happy to review a functional description of the work, but
this was not included in the commit message. Perhaps it could be
extended to briefly explain the WPA-enterprise mechanics, and then how
the implementation is done.


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