[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Rework the wireless control panel section to respect non-wireless connections

Daniel Narvaez dwnarvaez at gmail.com
Wed Jan 22 06:03:50 EST 2014

On 21 January 2014 03:49, Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 4:17 PM, Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Fixes #4410  https://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/4410
>> The 'Discard network history' button is peculiar to Sugar, and
>> is destructive to all non-wireless connections, despite being in
>> the 'Wireless' section of the control panel.
>> In the proposed patch[0], the code variables and functions are
>> renamed and coded to be specific to wireless connections.
>> The 'Radio' checkbox instruction and 'Discard ...' button are
>> reworded to avoid confusion over their state and actions.[1]
>> If wireless hardware is not present on the system, the 'Wireless'
>> section of the control panel is excluded.[2]
>> [0,1,2] - https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar/pull/228
> Daniel Narvaez
> wrote via
>  notifications at github.com
>> It seems like the code is handling adhoc networks specially, but I
>> didn't find an explanation of that change. Can you please elaborate on it?
> The current code at,
> https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar/blob/master/src/jarabe/model/network.py#L835
> tests for sugar-internal connections by reading the connection_id string.
> The new code is specific to wireless connections.
> The first condition, the presence of a wifi_settings list, avoids 7 of the
> 7 sugar-internal
> connections on XO-1.  The sugar ad hoc connections are avoided by a
> second condition,
> the same test as in the currrent code,
> connection_id.startswith(ADHOC_CONNECTION_ID_PREFIX).

So to make that more explicit, compared to the old code we are *not*
clearing anymore gsm, mesh and xs_mesh networks. Is that correct?

Do we have another way to clear gsm?

I'm not too sure we should stop clearing mesh and xs_mesh. It is wifi too
and it might play a role in the unbreak procedures people have describing
in this thread. What's the harm of doing that?
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