[Dextrose] Proxy Control Panel (Was: New Dextrose-3...)

Bernie Innocenti bernie at sugarlabs.org
Tue Nov 29 17:01:08 EST 2011

On Tue, 2011-11-29 at 20:14 +0000, Aleksey Lim wrote:
> My points to not doing that from beginning, were:
> * it is sepparate dialog in Gnome-2 (dunno about Gnome-3) and Firefox


> * we don't have tabs in CP components and having all Network related
>   stuff in one CP component will make it huge

After seeing the screenshot, I realized that there was way too much
stuff to merge it into the Network control panel.

> * we already have separate CP components for Network and Modem

This always felt a little awkward to me.

If someone had the time to work on UI cleanups, I'd prefer to see both
the Network and Modem control panels be replaced by options directly
associated with the objects they manipulate:

 - a radio-off checkbox in the popup menu of the wifi device

 - a settings dialog that pops up the first time you try to connect
   to a 3G network, like the WEP/WPA password dialog

 - a new icon in the network view representing the schoolserver.

> In any case, this is the exact question to people who are skilled in
> GUI usability field, not to developers.

Agreed, but the two groups overlap at least in part and sugar-devel is
the forum where they come together.

Bernie Innocenti
Sugar Labs Infrastructure Team

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