Online Status for the Desktop

Registered by Martin Owens on 2009-11-01

We currently display a lot of geeky information about the network connection, when for home users, their main concern is not network connection, but internet connection.

This blueprint is a basis for discussion for the proposal of adding a further status or set of possible states that the computer can be classified given it's networking states. This would include weather the computer was online, or behind a paywall, or on GSM and the basic speed of connection. See the wiki for details and discussion.

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Martin Owens
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Discussion
Series goal:
Proposed for lucid
Implementation:
Needs Infrastructure
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Martin Owens on 2009-12-21

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Sprints

Whiteboard

José Luis Ricón has coded a hackish initial script and GUI:

 * Script: http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/315384/
 * GUI here: https://launchpad.net/incheck

Things to do:

 * Contact NetworkManager project and establish requirements and concerns for backend technical implementation, DONE
 * Implement simple backend in network manager, TODO
,* Meeting on the 15th December to wrap up any design or technical issues, TODO

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Work Items