[maemo-users] Fwd: WiFi borked after update

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Wed Oct 8 15:27:45 EEST 2008
Cross-posting from maemo-users as we're now getting into development effort.

FWIW, I agree with Marius on the first setting (lose it) and agree the
second settings should be kept; although I wonder why it shouldn't be
that in "blue-pill" mode (i.e. the cross-domain warning for all

More information on the problem/use-case of the cross-domain package
would be useful, I think.

Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
maemo.org Community Council member

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From: Marius Vollmer <marius.vollmer at nokia.com>
Date: Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 12:59 PM
Subject: Re: WiFi borked after update
To: "ext Dmitry S. Makovey" <dimon at makovey.net>
Cc: maemo users <maemo-users at maemo.org>

"ext Dmitry S. Makovey" <dimon at makovey.net> writes:

> Marius Vollmer wrote:
>> Yes.  What about making red-pill mode non-persistent: on the next start
>> of the AM, it would be back in blue-pill mode.
> I think this is a good middle-ground solution for the problem at hand.

Ok, it's decided, then.  Cool.

There are two settings of the red-pill mode that require a restart of
the AM to take effect.  They would need to be fixed.  Any
volunteers? :-)

>From http://hildon-app-mgr.garage.maemo.org/redpill-stable.html

   * Always check for updates

   Activating this setting removes the refresh button from the toolbar
   and instead performs a "Checking for updates" operation everytime
   you switch to the "Browse installable applications" or "Check for
   updates" view. This settings was added for some quick UI
   experiments, but we kept it afterward.

   You need to restart the Application manager for this setting to take

I think we can just remove this setting.  It's pretty useless.

   * Ignore packages from wrong domain

   Usually, a package from a wrong domain will be completely ignored by
   the Application manager. Deactivating this setting will not ignore
   these packages. However, When actually installing a package from a
   wrong domain, a warning message will still be displayed and you need
   to confirm that installation should proceed.

   You need to restart the Application manager for this setting to take

The problem here is that the value of this setting is communicated to
the "apt-worker" backend process only once during startup.  It's useful
to keep it, I'd say.
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