Differents behaviours of my application

Gary C Martin gary at garycmartin.com
Tue Nov 18 13:17:08 EST 2008

On 18 Nov 2008, at 17:55, Gary C Martin wrote:

> Hi Aleix,
> On 18 Nov 2008, at 17:13, Aleix Palet wrote:
>> To do this, I've reading the wiki (which is a bit confusing) and I
>> learned that I have to play with the read_file and write_file
>> options. What I've done is what I write next (with the consequent
>> problems):
> Wiki baptism by fire :-) I think the best effort is:
> 	http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Sugar_Almanac
>> - in the init method of my app, I do the the
>> acticity.Activity.__init__ and then I create the filechooser, I
>> choose the file and then load, I guess i shouldn't do it like this,
>> because when my app is executed through the read_file method, first
>> this __init__ method is called, showing me the filechooser which I
>> don't want!
> OK. I made some slightly naughty timing trick, after hitting the same
> problem (Moon activity). After asking the list Tomeu suggested the
> less naught trick is to see if you are offered a Journal object_id.
> I've been deflected by localisation/Pootle since then (my excuse), so
> I've not implemented this yet. It should go something like this:
> from sugar.datastore import datastore
> ... ...
> ... ...
> dataStore = datastore.get(self.handle.object_id)
> if dataStore == None:
> 	# I'm a journal virgin
> else:
> 	# resumed
> --Gary

OK. Serves me right for copy pasting, I of course actually meant to  
write the much simpler (and working):

def __init__(self, handle):
	if handle.object_id == None:
		print "I'm a journal virgin"
		print "I was resumed"



>> - another problem is that the read_file filename parameter, gives me
>> the path of the journal file copy, which is not a .jclic,zip file,
>> then is not the file that I want.
>> So my questions are:
>> - how to organize my code to get the behabiour that I want?
>> - how to get the real path?
>> And finally, I've got another problem which is not as important as
>> the ones before, but if I get an asnwer I would really grateful.
>> When I open the filechooser which is made with and wx.app, which it
>> also has an wx.frame, then I choose the file, but I don't get the
>> window closed and the execution returned to the main app. The window
>> stays opened without showing anything (a grey window).
>> Thank you for everything, maybe the questions are a bit basic, but
>> as I said, is really hard to find some documentation in the olpc
>> wiki. Bye!
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