Description of problem:
Current proxy config screen is limited in size and scope. Users do not have much room to see the URL they are inputting, and there is no way to know after putting in the proxy info if it works other than trying to use Subscription Manager. It would be nice if there was a "Test Connection" functionality, so that they could find typos before leaving the screen and hitting errors.
I'd also like to see the title of the dialog change from "Advanced Network Config" to something like "Proxy Configuration". As far as I can tell, the only network settings they can alter are proxy related, so I don't see a reason to not include the word proxy in the name.
Wireframe of new design can be seen at -
Created attachment 576299 [details]
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Refs: <origin/awood/810998>, 810998, subscription-manager-1.0.4-1-39-gd12ddfd
Author: Alex Wood <email@example.com>
AuthorDate: Thu Jun 14 07:34:36 2012 -0400
Commit: Alex Wood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CommitDate: Tue Jun 26 10:47:25 2012 -0400
810998: Add a button to test a proxy connection.
Also change dialog window title.
Created attachment 595056 [details]
The window can be re-sized to view the entirety of your entries, the window has been re-titled to "Proxy Configuration", and the Test Connection button works through happy-path scenarios.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
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