[Sugar-devel] [SPAM?]: Re: [FEATURES][DESIGN] Network proxy configuration

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 05:01:20 EST 2012

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 9:55 AM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
> On 01/23/2012 03:02 AM, Gary Martin 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.
>> --Gary
> Hi Gary,
> under GNOME the control panel section looks like this: under the Network
> section there is an option 'Network Proxy' [1]. By default this is set to
> 'None'. If you select 'Manual' in the drop-down the additional fields are
> added [2], if you select 'Automatic' you can enter a configuration URL [3],
> there is some explanation text below.
> Adding a section 'Network Proxy' in the 'Network' section in Sugar [4] does
> sound sensible to me. We have the sections auto-scroll in Sugar, so this
> should not cause any issue.
> If this is the way to go, is it possible to mock this up? Not to mean to put
> time-pressure on that, but Feature Freeze is in one week. So we should hurry
> a bit on that, since we have to do design/code/review. The code part seem to
> be mainly done already [5], would need to be adjusted, though.

Not sure if it's possible to do tabs in the Network page but a
"network" page with WLAN, WWAN, Proxy tabs might make it cleaner.


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