automatic reminder of 'software update' when installing a new build

Ixo X oxI ixo at
Wed Jan 7 03:27:44 EST 2009

I second... on the idea of checking for network, before putting up the
'software update' dialog box.  It certainly annoys me to no end, when my
network needs a manual key and the dialog box covers over the network view
so I can't connect to my access point.

Or even another idea, is not showing the dialog box on the
network/neighborhood view.  So I can select it, then switch back to home
view and continue with the update?


On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 11:49, Eben Eliason <eben at> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 1:42 AM, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at> wrote:
> > Visited a friend, and helped him install a new build in his XO.  The
> > first time the new build completed booting, he was presented with an
> > action bar (to request "software update") near the top of Home View.
> >
> > It so happened that the XO had not automatically connected to my
> > friend's wireless AP - but he did not realize this.  Being
> > well-meaning, he clicked the rightmost button ('Check now') in the
> > action bar -- there was some software processing and then a "Could
> > not access the network" message -- he needed to exit through Control
> > Panel to get back to Home View (and never saw the action bar again).
> >
> >
> > The "software update" facility assumes that a connection to the
> > network is already available when it gets to run.  If conditions are
> > such that the network connection has *not* been set up when booting
> > completes, should the action bar to request "software update" still
> > be automatically presented as the first thing the user sees ?
> Good question.
> Perhaps the cleanest option is to have the chunk of code which
> displays the dialog check for a network connection first, and short
> circuit when one isn't found.  In this manner, the update alert will
> only appear when a connection is available in the first place.
> Chances are good that most people using the laptops will get online
> sooner than later anyway.
> - Eben
> > mikus
> >
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