#7940 NORM 9.1.0: sugar-control-panel needs a 'startup' hook.

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Wed Aug 13 12:29:05 EDT 2008

#7940: sugar-control-panel needs a 'startup' hook.
   Reporter:  cscott       |       Owner:  marco        
       Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new          
   Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  9.1.0        
  Component:  sugar        |     Version:  not specified
 Resolution:               |    Keywords:               
Next_action:  design       |    Verified:  0            
  Blockedby:               |    Blocking:               

Comment(by cscott):

 From irc discussion with cjb:

   What do you think about:

   "When Sugar starts up and populates its profile from the config file, it
 should call set_* on each of the preferences it finds, as if they'd been
 set that way by hand in the CP"?

   i.e. I don't need a startup method as much as I need the methods I've
 already described to be run at startup.

   i think a startup hook is more general, and less hacky

   there's already enough magic in the s-c-p spec: "if a method named get_*
 exists", "uses the doc string from the corresponding set_* method" etc.

   i'd prefer "if a method named 'module_init' exists in the module, it
 will be called." and perhaps a default implementation you could use, which
 does what you want if you just 'from controlpanel.xyz import module_init'

   if we're fixing the interface, i'd prefer moving the "does an option
 exist" check to the 'set' method, so that there's only one magic method
 name, and then i don't have to implement get for set-only options (like
 reset buttons)

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7940#comment:2>
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