[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN][FEATURE] 3G modem support
tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net
Wed Jan 27 10:25:42 EST 2010
On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 16:06, Eben Eliason <eben.eliason at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 6:54 AM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
>> I had a chance to apply the latest code that is attached in #1622 and played
>> a bit with a gsm-device. I think we discussed this already in some parts
>> before but I am still not sure about the following:
>> With my device attached I see the modem and hit 'connect' in the device
>> palette. I get no feedback when that action was not successful and what went
>> wrong. And I have no hint that I should set options in the Control Panel.
>> I know we wanted to keep it simple but maybe someone has a smart idea how
>> one could enhance the feedback and a hint to use the control panel to set
> This sounds like a good time to revive the global notification idea.
> The design intent there was to each corner of the screen with one edge
> of the Frame (lower-right would be devices), and to have notification
> icons (the device icon itself, usually) slide in and out of the
> corners to grab attention in various cases, such as a failed
> connection attempt.
> We also had thoughts about adjusting the contents of the palette in
> these cases, to contain the error message, and also provide options to
> resolve the issue. For instance, the GSM device might indicate a
> failed connection and offer "try again" and "change settings" options.
> I think nailing this in a way that's useful system-wide and in all
> edges of the Frame will take a bit of thought, but this is a good
> opportunity to discuss it.
I also agree there, but I think that for 0.88 we need something
simpler to implement.
>> the options? Didn't Eben suggested once to add an option to be able to
>> launch the CP from within the device?
> Yeah, I think hot-linking directly to the CP module for variouos
> devices would be a logical addition.
Excellent feature for 0.90.
>> PS: did we settle on the icon?
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