[Sugar-devel] [SPAM?]: Re: [PATCH sugar v2] Add Control Panel for proxy settings

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Mon Jan 30 06:56:57 EST 2012

On 01/30/2012 10:26 AM, Simon Schampijer wrote:
> Hi Gary,
> thanks for the feedback!
> On 01/29/2012 05:46 PM, Gary Martin wrote:
>> Hi Simon,
>> On 28 Jan 2012, at 14:20, Simon Schampijer<simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
>>> On 01/28/2012 01:44 PM, Simon Schampijer wrote:
>>>> On 01/26/2012 07:15 PM, Simon Schampijer wrote:
>>>>> On 01/24/2012 09:56 PM, Sascha Silbe wrote:
>>>>>> From: Aleksey Lim<alsroot at activitycentral.org>
>>>>>> Both individual users and deployments need to be able to set a
>>>>>> proxy for
>>>>>> Sugar and activities to use. While we'd like the system to work
>>>>>> that all
>>>>>> out automatically (e.g. using WPAD [1]), this often isn't possible.
>>>>>> Common
>>>>>> reasons include legacy ("inherited") setups and network uplinks
>>>>>> simply
>>>>>> being
>>>>>> out of control of the user respectively deployment.
>>>>>> For consistency between Sugar and Gnome (and to the benefit of
>>>>>> existing users
>>>>>> who currently switch to Gnome to change proxy settings), the
>>>>>> layout of
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> Gnome proxy settings dialog has been mirrored as much as possible.
>>>>>> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Proxy_Autodiscovery_Protocol
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Anish Mangal<anish at sugarlabs.org>
>>>>>> [replaced description; merged fix-up patches from Aleksey; style
>>>>>> fixes;
>>>>>> added WPAD hint; fixed needs_restart defaults bug]
>>>>>> Signed-off-by: Sascha Silbe<silbe at activitycentral.com>
>>>>>> ---
>>>>> When applying the patch me and Manuel get: "fatal: corrupt patch at
>>>>> line
>>>>> 414"
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Simon
>>>> I removed the icon which caused the bug and now the patch does apply.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Simon
>>> I still think merging the proxy option inside the network section of
>>> the Control Panel makes more sense than having a separate section.
>>> Here is how the network section looks in GNOME3 [1][2][3].
>>> And here is a short cody-mockup that shows how it could look like in
>>> Sugar [4][5] (I am running the XO settings).
>>> If we re-arrange the text of the wireless sub-section and
>>> collaboration sub-section a bit I think we can even get away with
>>> scrolling there.
>> Yes, it's better to try and keep these network related settings in the
>> one CP module. I'm also fine with it triggering scrolling when needed
>> as these settings are already very technical/admin in nature. Re your
>> mockup, think the new proxy section should go a the bottom of the
>> list, below the existing collaboration server entry.
> Yes, sounds good to put the proxy setting on the bottom. Will code the
> section up today and send new mockups.
> Regards,
> Simon

Following the recommendations in [1] I have been applying a workaround 
in GTK2 to get a better wrapping for the labels *. This leads to the 
following control panel [2] (much better than [3]). So adding the option 
will show the 'main'-section on an XO without scrolling, reducing the 
'we need an extra section because of scrolling' argument to a minimum, 
scrolling should only be needed when there is a non-None proxy [4].


* have to check what the situation is like in GTK3

[1] http://www.16software.com/blog/dynamic-label-wrapping-in-gtk
[2] https://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/designs/proxy_none_2.png
[3] https://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/designs/proxy_none.png
[4] https://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/designs/proxy_automatic_2.png

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