[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Default ad-hoc networks

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Tue Apr 27 02:54:08 EDT 2010


olpc has decided to present ad-hoc networks like they did with mesh 
networks: three icons in the neighborhood view representing ad-hoc 
networks with the channels 1, 6, 11. This should preserve the workflow 
previously introduced and ease the use of ad-hoc networks. More details 
for the reasoning can be found in [1].

I think this is a great idea and should maybe be adopted by the upstream 
development, too. So here is what we found out so far:

- 3 icons in the neighborhood view representing the 3 channels
- we would need three different icons allowing to differentiate the 
different channels (an interesting idea is here [3])
- those icons should show the status like the Access Point icons does 
- if someone clicks on one of the icons he joins a possible existing 
networks or creates a new network
- a badge could indicate if a network is already 'active' created by 
someone else
- naming: so far we decided to not name the networks mesh networks to 
avoid confusion, some voted for 'local network' some for 'our network', 
others, votes?
- the option to create adhoc networks should be removed from the frame 
device to avoid confusion

What do people think about that? Can the design team help to make this 


[1] http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/devel/2009-December/026831.html
[2] http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/9845

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