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

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Tue Jan 21 23:38:50 EST 2014


I find it sometimes helpful when access points appear and disappear (or 
are at an extreme range). The network manager appears to get confused. 
As a further incantation, I also turn off the radio and turn it back on. 
So the 'discard' button has psychological advantages in working with a 
frustrating network environment. (Although in truth, the only real cure 
seems to be a cold start).


On 01/22/2014 01:41 AM, sugar-devel-request at lists.sugarlabs.org wrote:
> To: Daniel Narvaez <dwnarvaez at gmail.com> Cc: Frederick Grose 
> <fgrose at gmail.com>, "sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org" 
> <sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org> Subject: Message-ID: 
> <20140121233155.GG23251 at us.netrek.org> Content-Type: text/plain; 
> charset=us-ascii On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 12:24:31AM +0100, Daniel 
> Narvaez wrote:
>> >Before we go further discussing implementation, could someone
>> >explain why we need a global "Discard wireless connections" button
>> >vs the "Forget" item in the device palette which someone has mostly
>> >implemented already?
> Does "Forget" forget all networks, not just the ones present?
> Otherwise, the only reason I can think of is the installed base
> expectations and training issues.
> If I recall correctly, the main use case was inability to properly
> handle access points that either changed their passphrase or switched
> between encrypted and not-encrypted.  If you add these test cases and
> pass them, I see no major problem with removing "Discard...".

More information about the Sugar-devel mailing list