[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Default ad-hoc networks
fgrose at gmail.com
Mon May 3 15:18:39 EDT 2010
On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM, Paul Fox <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
> frederick wrote:
> > On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de
> > > On 04/27/2010 08:54 AM, Simon Schampijer wrote:
> > >
> > >> ...
> > >
> > What is missing is a badge to indicate if the network is active (someone
> > > created the adhoc network already). Any good ideas how that badge
> could look
> > > like?
> > >
> > Shouldn't ad-hoc network icons be gray if empty/inactive and colored by
> > creator's Sugar Learner colors once created?
> > If the creator's beacon stops, then subsequent beaconer's colors might
> > adopted (if you want to extract that information). Although, the
> > change may be the source of some confusion.
> why would anyone care who "created" an ad-hoc network? by their
> nature (from a user's perspective) they're anonymous, especially in
> this case, where their names (as i understand it) are pre-configured.
Perhaps I'm confused by the situation?
With XO-1 mesh networks, the Neighborhood view would show 3 mesh network
icons, all in the Sugar learner's color, plus any access points in various
colors. One would have to hover over a network to see its channel or name.
The 3 mesh networks could not be distinguished by passive observation.
Once a populated network is joined, Sugar learners could see any
Neighborhood Activities and associated learners and proceed to participate.
It is proposed that the ad-hoc network icons distinguish themselves in 2
First, are they populated? This allows one to join a populated network
versus an empty one, or one where you are the only member.
Second, of multiple networks (Neighborhoods), which might I want to join?
Here, the color of the creator or successor is a hint, but a Neighborhood
name would be best. This relates to Simon's second question. If they all
have the same name, that is less useful than if the creator or a successor
could supply a useful name.
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