Re: [Setup-tool-hackers] fun networking stuff
- From: jacob berkman <jacob ximian com>
- To: Joakim Ziegler <joakim ximian com>
- Cc: arturo ximian com, setup-tool-hackers ximian com, miguel ximian com
- Subject: Re: [Setup-tool-hackers] fun networking stuff
- Date: 17 Jan 2001 20:09:18 -0500
On 17 Jan 2001 19:34:45 -0600, Joakim Ziegler wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 17, 2001 at 03:48:36PM -0500, jacob berkman wrote:
> > For reference:
> > http://primates.ximian.com/~arturo/xst/images/networking.gif
> > What I'd like to discuss is how the activate / deactivate is going to work.
> > There are a few options:
> > 1. Do nothing until apply in the main window
> > 2. Call network-conf --activate eth0 without applying changes
> > 3. Call network-conf --activate eth0, applying all changes first
> > 4. Prompt the user, requiring that all changes get applied before
> > activating the interface
> > I am not sure what the right thing to do is yet. I am leaning towards 4,
> > though.
> > I probably would like to also have something similar for dhcp/bootp
> > configuration, to pump the interface.
> It seems to me that the problem is caused by "Deactivate" being a button that
> suggests an immediate action. If it was a checkbox instead, it would feel
> more like a setting, to be applied along with the other settings when you
> click apply. That would be consistent with the rest of the interface.
> Are there good reasons for activate/deactivate being special in this regard?
At the time I did the dialog, this is how I felt I wanted things to be.
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