XO-1.5 network disconnection button testing

Paul Fox pgf at laptop.org
Wed Mar 31 08:42:53 EDT 2010

thanks for doing this, james.

james wrote:
 > G'day,
 > Those of you who have been testing XO-1.5 builds may have noticed that
 > you cannot disconnect from a wireless network, and you cannot discard
 > network history.  The workaround was to remove connections.cfg.
 > Per ticket #9977 and #9788, I've made some changes to Sugar network
 > connection handling code and need some testers.  The changes are:
 > - enable the disconnect button on the access point menu in the
 >   neighbourhood view, (rather than the button doing nothing),
 > - fix the disconnect button on the wireless device icon in the frame
 >   so that the disconnection remains effective, (rather than only
 >   disconnecting and reconnecting automatically),
 > - enable the discard network history button in the network control
 >   panel, which also now forces a disconnect, and will be insensitive

was it logically necessary to force the disconnect?  i can
imagine that it might have been, but i can also imagine pushing
it, and then wondering why my current network went away,
particularly if it were an open net.  (i understand that
automatic reconnection to secure nets would be impossible after
the discard.)  it's not a big deal, considering all the other
improvements you've made, and if you think it keeps it all cleaner,
that's fine.


 >   (greyed out) if there are no networks to be discarded, (rather than
 >   the button doing nothing),
 > - enforce consistency between the neighbourhood view, the frame, and
 >   the control panel, with respect to how the access point is shown.
 > The changes are available as a .tar.gz to simplify testing.  Once
 > applied the change will be present until the laptop is reflashed or an
 > olpc-update is done.
 > Instructions for installing:
 > a.  check that you are running os114 or os116 (only these versions
 > have been tested, but there is very little reason why other versions
 > in the os1xx series would not work),
 > b.  start Terminal or login over SSH, and become root,
 > c.  download the tar.gz file to /tmp on the laptop,
 > cd /tmp
 > wget \
 > http://dev.laptop.org/raw-attachment/ticket/9977/9977-insensitive.tar.gz
 > d.  unpack over the top of the root filesystem,
 > cd / ; tar xfz /tmp/9977-insensitive.tar.gz
 > e.  restart Sugar using Control-Alt-Erase or Restart, but not by forcing
 > a power down.
 > Instructions for testing:
 > A.  confirm that Sugar connects to your preferred access point on
 > restart, if any is defined,
 > B.  try to disconnect using the neighbourhood view, note the result,
 > (right-click on the access point icon),
 > C.  reconnect,
 > D.  try to disconnect using the frame icon for the wireless device,
 > (right-click on the icon, or hover, in the usual fashion),
 > E.  reconnect,
 > F.  discard the network history, note the result,
 > G.  reconnect, note a reprompt if access point is secured,
 > H.  use your initiative to try other scenarios, such as whether there is
 > any impact on wired networking,
 > I.  report success or failure to the tickets or the mailing list or me.
 > Thanks!
 > -- 
 > James Cameron
 > http://quozl.linux.org.au/
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 paul fox, pgf at laptop.org

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