[Sugar-devel] [FEATURES][DESIGN] Network proxy configuration

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at laptop.org.au
Sun Jan 22 21:05:52 EST 2012

On 23 January 2012 13:02, Gary Martin <garycmartin at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi Sridhar,
> On 23 Jan 2012, at 01:08, Sridhar Dhanapalan <sridhar at laptop.org.au> wrote:
>> On 19 January 2012 21:16, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
>>> If OLPC-AU has been telling their users to set the proxy via GNOME before
>>> that is useful information. Other deployments might have set a proxy in the
>>> build itself?
>> To confirm, we do tell users to configure their proxy using the GNOME
>> tool (gnome-network-properties). Switching to GNOME just to do this is
>> tiresome, so we have a Sugar activity launcher for it. This is a
>> workaround, and we would prefer a native Sugar CP applet.
> Do you think this functionality could be folded into the Network CP UI or are there a heap of inputs? We could make better use of Network CP horizontal space regarding text blocks, and gain some vertical space to reduce potential scrolling overflows for adding an extra field with text description.

I think it could be folded, provided that no features are lost. We
need the entire feature set of gnome-network-properties to be
available, with the possible exception of the Location picker
(although that would be nice too).


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