[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Auto-connect feature

From: Simon Pickering S.G.Pickering at bath.ac.uk
Date: Mon Jan 29 14:54:12 EET 2007
> The idea is that N800 is connected all the time to known WLAN 
> access points so that your VoIP calls actually do come in. If 
> we go with any of your proposals this will not work, right?

Oh right, I see what you mean now. 

> You can turn it off from the connectivity settings in the 
> "Connect automatically" dropdown. Then applications can still 
> initiate connection when they feel like it.

I see. So when the keypad's locked (i.e. it's in my pocket), can an app
connect by itself without my doing anything? I suppose it can as when I open
the browser it auto-connects to my wifi router. But in this case, how's it
any different to the auto-connect thing we're talking about?

It would still be useful to have different timeouts for apps like this,
which just want to (auto-)connect, check for mail/weather/rss/etc., and apps
that I'm actively using and want to stay connected (e.g. when I'm using
ssh). I agree that this would not be necessary if I'm always connected
(waiting for VoIP, etc.), but some people won't want this, but will want to
save battery life.



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