[haiku-commits] Re: r40917 - haiku/trunk/src/tests/kits/net/preflet/InterfacesAddOn

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 10:45:40 +0100

Alexander von Gluck <kallisti5@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Yeah.. Heal is one of my last choices.  Repair associated with a
> network interface may be patented by Redmond and Renegotiate is pretty
> long for a button... definitely open to suggestions to change though

I already made mine, and FWIW I think "Repair" is almost as bad as 

> > Besides that it only matters for DHCP interfaces (not sure where 
> > you 
> > placed the button, it sounds like it is on the interfaces overview,
> > but it really doesn't belong there IMO)
> I disagree that it doesn't belong on the interfaces overview,
> triggering a re-negotiation of the network address is a useful
> troubleshooting step and implementing it the overall interface makes 
> it
> easy to use/find...

Still, it shouldn't be there: it's something you will hardly ever need 
in your whole life. I only used the "Repair" button in Windows so far, 
but it *never* worked for me anyway.
I never had to use any such thing in any other OS; so far it always 
just worked.
Furthermore, the button has no meaning for static interfaces. Just to 
repeat: it make no sense to have it there.

> > why not simply call it after
> > what it does, eg. "Reconfigure now", or "Update address now"?
> I didn't mention 'configure' in any form in that button because there
> is already an option to 'configure' the interface.  configure next to
> reconfigure may be kind of confusing.  'Renegotiate' sounds better to
> me.

"Update address [now]" is less technical, and brings the message across 
a lot better IMO.

> Thanks for the input!  This kind of discussion really helps me stay 
> on
> track with what the community wants.

I can only ever speak for myself, though :-)


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