[Sugar-devel] [Server-devel] Hidden SSID and Proxy settings

David Farning dfarning at activitycentral.com
Mon Mar 7 06:34:53 EST 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: sugar-devel-bounces at lists.sugarlabs.org [mailto:sugar-devel-
> bounces at lists.sugarlabs.org] On Behalf Of Sascha Silbe
> Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 4:49 AM
> To: Jerry Vonau
> Cc: Ardito; sugar-devel; Dr.Gerald at xo15-sascha.sascha.silbe.org; James
> Cameron; OLPC Devel
> Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] [Server-devel] Hidden SSID and Proxy settings
> Excerpts from Jerry Vonau's message of Mon Mar 07 09:51:30 +0100 2011:
> > Yes, think that would be a good idea, with this method connections.cfg
> > can be empty. Perhaps network.py can just use/create the needed file
> > for /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/ or make that an option
> > available in control panel.
> Using system instead of user settings in Sugar has been planned for some time
> now [1], but I didn't get around to working on it.
> The first beta of NetworkManager 0.9 has been released [2] a few days ago. As
> of that version, the distinction between system and user settings is gone for
> good [3], so it makes more sense to migrate [4] to
> 0.9 right away instead of moving to system settings first.
> As part of the 0.9 migration I'd like us to show configured connections in
> addition to the currently visible access points. This should help users working in
> less-than-perfect environments (disabled beacons, VPNs, access points on
> different sites that need different credentials but have the same SSID, etc.).
> We should also try to move our Ad Hoc auto-connect logic into
> NetworkManager. Not only would it make our code simpler and easier to debug,
> but non-Sugar users would benefit from the automatic "under the tree"
> networking as well. Even Mac OS X seems to have something similar to
> automatic Ad Hoc networking + link-local collaboration now (called AirDrop [5]).

Have you thought about the resources you need to complete this and when it might land?

This is a critical task which is asked for by every deployment.

> Sascha
> [1] https://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/1884
> [2] http://mail.gnome.org/archives/networkmanager-list/2011-
> March/msg00020.html
> [3] http://live.gnome.org/NetworkManager/ApiSimplify
> [4] http://projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/developers/migrating-to-09/
> [5] http://www.apple.com/macosx/lion/
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