replace timesync progress bar by tray icon sdwdate-gui


ID: 300
PHID: PHID-TASK-bpfnofovfkvjhq3wlna7
Author: Patrick
Status at Migration Time: resolved
Priority at Migration Time: Normal


Why deprecate the Whonix 10 timesync progress bar?

  • Stale progress bars bug. (Whonix Forum)
  • Usability mess.
  • Especially confusing in Qubes where a popup comes seemingly up out of nowhere.

New implementation:

  • tray icon that shows that status of network time synchronization
  • the tray are app would read whatever status information the sdwdate daemon provides
  • that shows more detailed status information when hovering over it
  • perhaps a right click context menu would be useful
  • that perhaps later shows a graphical user interface when clicking it
  • after boot, before the first time synchronization finished, sdwdate should dispatch a script that blocks network access and dispatch another script that allows network access when done

Split task iptables block network access until sdwdate succeeded:



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