[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Network view refresh button

Manuel Quiñones manuq at laptop.org
Mon Jan 6 10:52:23 EST 2014

2014/1/6 Manuel Quiñones <manuq at laptop.org>:
> 2013/12/11 Gonzalo Odiard <gonzalo at laptop.org>:
>> +1
>> The networking / collaboration stack is big and complex, and interact with
>> power management and timing issues,
>> in ways difficult to solve for all the cases.
>> Dextrose used (and we include in AU image) a patch to disable suspend/resume
>> while a activity is being shared [1] and the associated ticket [2] show how
>> complex is the issue.
>> I think be we should include this patch, and disable suspend/resume when the
>> user is in the neighborhood view too.
>> Gonzalo
>> [1]
>> https://github.com/godiard/au1b_rpms/blob/master/sugar-toolkit-gtk3/0001-Inhibit-suspend-while-a-activity-is-shared-OLPC-1036.patch
>> [2] http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/10363
> I agree Emil patch is simple, and the solution is easy.
> I agree with Gary that the solution is wrong, the collaboration stack
> should just work without the user intervention.
> I agree no one wants to invest time fixing the collaboration stack for
> real, so I agree to go with a workaround.
> Just want to ask, couldn't this be workarounded without requiring the
> user intervention?  For example checking from time to time if the
> network is connected, and if not performing a refresh.
> I just hope more of us drop tears each time we sacrifice Sugar simplicity :)

In case of going with Emil's patch,

- I think the button is better placed in the network palette

- The icon in the patch is module-updater.svg, which has a down arrow inside,
  I think view-refresh.svg is better.

Mockup attached.

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