[Sugar-devel] [PATCH] webactivity: seed the XS cookie at startup

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 22:17:09 EST 2009

On Sat, Feb 14, 2009 at 9:11 AM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
> Please find attached the patch against master.

Looks good to me (but I know nothing of what's changed in master...)

> - i use the backup_url to see if we are associated with a schoolserver
> - why did you use the jabber server for this 'xs_fqdn = prof.jabber_server'?

Good question. Neither is the right one. In a XS driven net, both are
equal. In a XS-on-the-internet situation, the "public XS" may decide
to not offer backup service. Of the 3 (moodle/webapps, xmpp, backup),
backup is the most burdensome on the server.

So I think there is a (very marginal) advantage to using the jabber
server. But the most important hting is that 0.82.x and master use the
same, so whatever you do, both should use the same...

(The right fix is to have a 'schoolserver fqdn'  entry in the
profile... but that's for the next Sugar dev cycle I guess...)

> +                         moz_cookies
> +                         (id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY,
> +                          name TEXT,
> +                          value TEXT,
> +                          host TEXT,
> +                          path TEXT,
> +                          expiry INTEGER,
> +                          lastAccessed INTEGER,
> +                          isSecure INTEGER,
> +                          isHttpOnly INTEGER);''')
> - is the ';' correct here or a typo?


> - i only except for sqlite3.Error

Is that the only thing that could go wrong? My thinking has been: if
we fail, let the startup succeed. This is a good feature, but not a

> - what bothers me a bit is that you don't get an error when the database
> does not exist - sqlite creates a new one actually - so we might return as
> well on 'if not os.path.exists(os.path.join(_profile_path,
> 'cookies.sqlite'))'

The DB does not exist on the first use of Browse. Actually, it does
not get created until the first website sets the first cookie, AFAICS.

That means that on the first use of Browse the user goes to the XS and
doesn't get autenticated. So if the DB doesn't exist, _we want to
create it_. It's not a failure, it's success.

> - the method could even be a function as it does not interact at all with
> the class itself, not sure what is nicer

I'd prefer a function, but it's not my codebase, so follow the style... :-)

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