[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] [PATCH RFC sugar] Wireless network Frame device: add suport for disabling wireless devices
dsd at laptop.org
Fri Jul 8 05:28:26 EDT 2011
On 27 June 2011 12:27, Sascha Silbe <silbe at activitycentral.com> wrote:
> This duplicates the existing functionality in the Control Panel for more
> convenient access. Disabling wifi devices can save power, thereby increasing
> battery life.
On XO-1 (and also currently on XO-1.5) we have the option of removing
power from the wifi device when it is disabled. While this is clearly
desirable, we don't have the code in place right now, but it will
So, this will cause the device to disppear and the frame will be
updated accordingly. This means that you'd lose symmetry - you could
disable the device from the frame, but then the icon would disappear
and you wouldn't have the same way of enabling it again.
I know it is a rare case for a user to have multiple active wireless
devices, but the way that you are linking a global wifi on-off switch
to an individual wireless device lacks a bit of consistency in design
(and is actually the cause of the above).
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