[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Rework the wireless control panel section to respect non-wireless connections

Daniel Narvaez dwnarvaez at gmail.com
Tue Jan 21 19:22:39 EST 2014

On 22 January 2014 01:04, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 12:41:04AM +0100, Daniel Narvaez wrote:
> > I'm referring to this patch, I couldn't find it before.
> >
> > https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar/pull/153
> >
> > It's actually per network, not per device, so it only forgets
> > present networks.
> > Can you explain why we need to be able to forget non-present ones?
> To prevent a host from automatically connecting to a network that
> was previously available and connected to, but is not at the moment,
> due to distance or the network being off.
> This may be done because of a change of ownership of a host, or a
> change in the trust level of a network.

Ok. The button is not really a good UI for that use case but it's probably
something we don't want to regress.

> Is there any way at all to restore that security feature after
> removal the "Discard network history" button?

Not that I can think of, other than nmcli.

So... I think we need design input here. Would a history list with a forget
button a la GNOME be a good way handle that use case?
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