Comment 7 for bug 997200

After further discussion (with St├ęphane Graber and Didier Roche) we'll tackle this *very early* in the R release. It's too late in the quantal release cycle to enable such a polarizing "new feature" (, especially one that needs further discussion and work on the design and technical side to really be efficient when enabled for a majority of our users.

There has been a lot of really useful feedback on the thread, with quite a few things that will have to be investigated; such as how to indicate and/or prompt users to open a browser and handle authentication on captive portals, checking intervals, checking methods and on-demand checking.

We'll schedule a UDS discussion specifically on that subject and enable the feature as-is as soon as R is opened so that work can start and bugs can be opened for any things we may have overlooked.