Re: [Setup-tool-hackers] fun networking stuff

On Wed, Jan 17, 2001 at 03:48:36PM -0500, jacob berkman wrote:

> For reference:


> 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?

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