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

Gonzalo Odiard gonzalo at laptop.org
Thu Mar 14 16:31:40 EDT 2013

While I understand your point about the radio checkbox,
this show a few bugs or fails in design in Sugar too.
Trying right now I see:
* The text is confusing:
"Turn off the wireless radio to save battery life"
[] Radio

Checked is on or off? What means Radio? Is not clear

* After uncheck the checkbox, go to the neightborview,
the ap are not visible but the ad-hoc are.
If there are not network, the ad-hoc is not working, right?

* May be we can show a message in the neighborview.
"The radio/wireless interface is down, go to the control panel to use it"
or similar. The same in the device icon in the frame.

All these issues probably help to make worst the situation.

About the network proxy configuration, I agree is better have a automatic
configuration _if_possible_, but there are times when is not possible,
then we should provide a solution. Has been a request for a long time,
and the development is already 90% done


On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 5:15 PM, Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 2:08 PM, Alan Jhonn Aguiar Schwyn
> <alanjas at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >>One problem that I have seen in various places, children untick the
> >>"Radio enable" checkbox in Sugar's control panel and then return their
> >>laptop for repair because they can't get online. I fear that proxy
> >>configuration could become support headache like this.
> >
> > Thinking in the same way, we must block the command "rm" from the
> > terminal because the childrens can remove important files. Or the
> > command "mv" because generates that an activity no works....
> I can see why you might think that way. However, I have never
> experienced this being a problem, and I don't recall seeing other
> reports of this, so I would not argue for any blocking of terminal
> commands. The radio checkbox is a real headache that *actually
> happens* though.
> Taking a guess as to why we see the radio problem but not the terminal
> one in our field experiences, I would imagine the crucial difference
> is that the radio checkbox is presented in a way that it is easily
> accessible but commonly uncomprehendable to our regular user base. In
> comparison, those dangerous commands in the terminal are in their own
> world of inaccessibility...
> Daniel
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