[sugar] Python: distutils, setuptools, packages, etc
Thu Sep 28 13:14:41 EDT 2006
On Thu, 2006-09-28 at 11:56 -0500, Ian Bicking wrote:
> Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
> > Is there a simple, well written setup.py you would suggest to look at to
> > get an idea of how it might look for an activity? Also trying to
> > actually write something like
> > http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Sugar_Activity_Tutorial (the code, not the
> > tutorial) using setuptools could really be interesting.
> Whew, those instructions are tricky.
I've done a little editing on the instructions a bit, and I agree that
they are still tricky. I'm also totally new to auto* tools which is why
I added the explanatory text. Please help make it better by making your
own changes to the wiki.
> My impression is that you create a
> source layout like:
> And I guess ultimately "sugar-setup-activity mycode/mycode.activity" is
No, you call it like sugar-activity org.laptop.sugar.PenguinTV where the
org.laptop string is the id from the .activity file. I had a lot of
trouble getting this part right.
> But, um, the activity. I'm actually vague about what happens *to* the
> activity. Also, I believe there are some security things to figure out
> about installation. So this is rather anticlimactic, since I can't
> complete the setuptools/activity story...
The activity.py file has one job -- add the main widget of your program
to "self". In most cases, this means it will simply instantiate your
program and self.add a widget from that program into the activity.
In other words, when your activity is loaded you're given a blank
widget, and it's your responsibility to put something into that widget.
Instead of a Window, you're working in a widget.
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