[Dextrose] [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Reflect internet connectivity in the 'Network' frame icon

Samuel Greenfeld greenfeld at laptop.org
Sun Feb 13 20:00:21 EST 2011

For the schoolserver (and other jabber-based environments), wouldn't the 
best check be to see if there is a working gabble connection and that we 
are not on salut?

It seems like a lot of people are trying to guess how deployments like 
to configure their networks (DNS, ICMP ping support to gateway and/or 
Internet, HTTP, etc.).  As at least a few deployments have shown us 
(hidden SSIDs, HTTP Proxies, cellular modem routing requests, MAC-based 
network restrictions limited to XOs, etc.), our initial guesses are 
often wrong.

Personally, I think we might want to separate this out into a basic icon 
sort of check in the frame, and a more advanced control panel for 
adults/teachers which can do tests and explain things in more detail.

On 2/13/2011 7:41 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 6:38 PM, Michael Stone<michael at laptop.org>  wrote:
>>   "The Sugar UI should make network health discoverable."
> Good point in general. To what is trying to get solved, I'd word it as
> "Sugar UI should make network _affordances_ discoverable".
> We can get a rough initial version with a ping to 'schoolserver', and
> a ping to a configurable internet host.
> m

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