Ticket #1582 (new enhancement)
Prompt for Activity Software Update should be intelligent
|Reported by:||mikus||Owned by:||tomeu|
|Priority:||Unspecified by Maintainer||Milestone:||Unspecified by Release Team|
When a brand new user first boots his machine, a prompt is displayed in Home View - asking the user if he wants to check for updates to Activities. The catch is, the process that does this needs access to a remote *server*. But upon first boot, there may as yet not exist any connection to any server. [For instance, Neighborhood View may have to be used to establish a connection through a particular Access Point (perhaps including the entering of a passkey).]
Two obstacles might stand in the way of a successful connection to a server which would support Software Update. First, the just-booted system may not have a working external connection. Second, even though there may be a working connection here (at this end), there may be a problem (at the other end) that renders the server unreachable.
It can be confusing to the brand-new user if the prompt for Activity Software Update gets presented, he answers yes, but then that process itself fails. Presentation of that prompt in Home View should be deferred until the system has contacted the server, to ensure that "Software Update" is actually available.