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Revision as of 09:13, 14 February 2012 by Sascha silbe (talk | contribs) (UI Design: update screenshots)



Setting proxy parameters via special Control Panel component.


Current status

  • Targeted release: 0.96
  • Last updated: 2Tue Nov 22 20:40:01 UTC 2011
  • Percentage of completion: 95%

Detailed Description

In some cases people might be behind HTTP proxy. For now, there is no any users friendly way in Sugar to setup proxy setting.

Benefit to Sugar

Set proxy parameters without using low level tools like gconftool or switching to Gnome session. This is especially required in Australia and is being developed by ActivityCentral following their input.


New Control Panel component.

UI Design

The Feature adds a new section to the Network Control Panel.

Upper part of the Network Control Panel
No proxy (direct connection)
Automatic proxy selection (WPAD)
Manual proxy settings (no authentication)
Manual proxy settings (with authentication)

For comparison, this is what the Gnome 3 proxy settings dialog looks like:


How To Test

  • clone sources
  • symlink cloned directory to CP components directory, /usr/share/sugar/extensions/cpsection by default
  • restart sugar shell
  • open Proxy CP component and setup proxy connection
  • open gnome-network-setting and check if it has the same options set

User Experience

The feature is entirely localized only within Control Panel.



Contingency Plan

Do not use new Control Panel component.


Is there upstream documentation on this feature, or notes you have written yourself? Has this topic been discussed in the mailing list or during a meeting? Link to that material here so other interested developers can get involved.

Release Notes

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