[Sugar-devel] [Design] Ad-hoc networks - New Icons
pbrobinson at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 07:08:40 EDT 2009
>>> 2009/8/11 Simon Schampijer<simon at schampijer.de>:
>>>> I think it would help, to have a new icon for the ad-hoc network to
>>>> distinguish them. Could be a badged wireless network one? Or is
>>>> the mesh
>>>> icon appropriate? Or something completely new?
>>> I think new icons would be best, to distinguish from the mesh. I
>>> we can expect mesh support again soon ;)
>> From the user POV they are the same I guess. A local network, that
>> not need any infrastructure.
>> Though, the mesh on the XO is handled automatically, the ad-hoc
>> requires user interaction to create it. I wonder if we ever will see a
>> user using both (not at the same time) on the same machine. To think
>> about the visual clash, at least.
> I do wonder if the ad-hoc network should actually be being auto
> magically created, if the owner is not associated with an available
> AP, much like the mesh was. We would agree a standard network name (as
> did olpc-mesh), that way there is a minimum of user required
> interaction and any Sugar users in range would auto connect to the
> same network for collaboration.
The problem with that would be that you'd have a number of devices
suddenly sharing the same network. If your in a group of users unlike
in the mesh environment only one person/device would create this.
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