#7841 NORM 8.2.0 (: Replace CP auto-launch (software update) with non-modal alert

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Thu Aug 14 10:07:48 EDT 2008

#7841: Replace CP auto-launch (software update) with non-modal alert
   Reporter:  Eben    |       Owner:  cscott                           
       Type:  defect  |      Status:  new                              
   Priority:  normal  |   Milestone:  8.2.0 (was Update.2)             
  Component:  sugar   |     Version:  Development build as of this date
 Resolution:          |    Keywords:  8.2.0:+ r+                       
Next_action:  review  |    Verified:  0                                
  Blockedby:          |    Blocking:                                   
Changes (by Eben):

  * keywords:  8.2.0:? r? => 8.2.0:+ r+


 Replying to [comment:9 dsd]:
 > 2 problems with this: on a default boot we won't have network
 connectivity, so providing an activity updater launcher will be a cause of
 confusion. Another issue is that we can't really wait for network since we
 need to make the user aware that activities should be updated before they
 try them and realise half of them are broken.

 Association with a network should be automatic after boot, right?  It
 should automatically associate with previously used networks, or with the
 school server for kids in schools.  Even if this isn't immediate, it
 should happen soon enough to make it possible to check for activities.  In
 the worst case, they'll see a message indicating they aren't connected
 yet, and can hit "Try again" button in the Software Update module.

 > How about a 1-button dialog something along the lines of: Please connect
 to a network and run the activity updater from the control panel?

 What we have is, in effect, similar.  It's an alert that appears
 instantly, but by no means forces you immediately into the control panel.
 It's possible to ignore it, dismiss it until later, or simple connect to a
 network manually and then click the "Check now" button.

 I don't think detailed directions are going to help much, since kids might
 not understand them, especially since they haven't ever had a control
 panel in previous builds, and might not know where it is yet.

 I think everything looks good enough for now; the only change I might
 offer, if it's simple, is to add the software update icon to the alert so
 that there is a visual link between the alert and the control panel module
 for future reference.  Otherwise, r+.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7841#comment:11>
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