[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Default ad-hoc networks

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Tue May 11 02:30:14 EDT 2010

On 05/07/2010 10:04 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 3:07 AM, Simon Schampijer<simon at schampijer.de>  wrote:
>> Thanks Isaac, for the detailed explanation :)
> ...
> Great to see this coming to closure. One question I have; with these patches...
>   1 - If Sugar sees no "known" network, and no "populated" ad hoc
> network, can we automate the picking of an adhoc network after a brief
> timeout (giving enough time to listen to beacons)? Default to ad hoc
> 1?
>   2 - If Sugar sees no known network, and a populated ad hoc network,
> can it auto associate?
> Maybe codepath #1 can have a random wait to minimise the "race
> condition" within a bunch of XOs started or awoken at the same time?
> So one is clearly early, sets up things in ch 1 for others to join...?
> The goal here is that if you start a bunch of XOs "under a tree" (or
> at least "not under an AP" :-) ), they auto-network together.
> Specially important for the youngest of our users...
> cheers,
> m

Ok, both points sound like a sane thing to do from a user point of view. 
I will have a look how long it takes for an adhoc network to populate. 
 From previous experiences it can take quite long, but I will do 
concrete testing and see if it is sanely doable.


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