[Sugar-devel] [Design] Ad-hoc networks - New Icons
simon at schampijer.de
Tue Aug 11 11:22:58 EDT 2009
On 08/11/2009 03:49 PM, Eben Eliason wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 6:21 AM, Simon Schampijer<simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
>> On 08/11/2009 11:50 AM, Daniel Drake wrote:
>>> 2009/8/11 Simon Schampijer<simon at schampijer.de>:
>>>> I think it would help, to have a new icon for the ad-hoc network to
>>>> distinguish them. Could be a badged wireless network one? Or is the mesh
>>>> icon appropriate? Or something completely new?
>>> I think new icons would be best, to distinguish from the mesh. I think
>>> we can expect mesh support again soon ;)
>> From the user POV they are the same I guess. A local network, that does not
>> need any infrastructure.
>> Though, the mesh on the XO is handled automatically, the ad-hoc network
>> requires user interaction to create it. I wonder if we ever will see a user
>> using both (not at the same time) on the same machine. To think about the
>> visual clash, at least.
> Perhaps we could use the mesh icon with a little XO badge, to indicate
> that it's functionally similar to the "real" mesh, but enabled by a
> specific XO. Thinking about this now, it might be the case that Tomeu
> had built this functionality as an extension of the wireless network
> device in the Frame; Should it be an extension of the mesh device
> instead, based on its perceived similarities to that feature more than
> an AP?
Yes, as of today, it is an extension of the wireless network frame
From the similarities, I agree, a badged mesh icon would work well to
Another question is the behavior: Gary and some others were wondering if
we should fallback to an adhoc network automatically, if we are not
connected to an AP.
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