[Ovmsdev] New web setup

Stephen Casner casner at acm.org
Mon May 14 02:32:15 HKT 2018

This setup wizard is very impressive considering where we were with
the v1 and v2 modules.  This is like a real product!  :-)

Here are a few comments:

Step 1: I would say "e.g. your vehicle license plate number" rather
than "i.e.".  I understand these to translate to English as "such as"
versus "that is,".  The vehicle license plate number is just one way
to choose the ID.  I followed the suggestion in the v2 documentation
to use "US" plus my USA VIN number.  Also, underscore '_' is allowed
(gregd mentioned he's using that).

Step 2: Might the phrase "unrestricted internet access" cause the user
to incorrectly think an open Wifi network is required?  Granted, the
next line asks for the Wifi password, but perhaps "unrestricted" is
not really necessary.

What happens now?: This screen suggests that the latest firmware will
be fetched while the user is waiting on this page, but that won't
happen, right?  Step 3 will come up to select the update server.
Also, since we are now talking about two Wifi networks, I suggest to
be more explicit; change "The access point remains unchanged" to
something like "The OVMS Wifi access point will continue serving
network Test1".

Step 3: What will happen if the user follows "Alternatively, you may
simply unplug the module and start again."?  Will the module
automatically try to update when it boots up?

Step 4: If the setup steps have been followed normally, on't we know
the vehicle ID already at this point?  It is the AP SSID.  It could be
shown as the default when left empty.

                                                        -- Steve

On Sun, 13 May 2018, Michael Balzer wrote:

> Here are my screenshots, in case someone wants to have a look without actually running the wizard.
> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MWnKPk78fZHOJfrXiCwe6-2EBltnI01T
> Regards,
> Michael

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