Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#20741 closed New feature (wontfix)

Add extra context to templates of « start{app,project} » management commands

Reported by: palkeo Owned by: jcatalan
Component: Core (Management commands) Version: 1.5
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: contact@… Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: yes
Easy pickings: yes UI/UX: no



When creating a new app or a new project, you can generate it from a template. It will contain files, and some files can be rendered by the template engine.
See the docs :

I would like to add the possibility of passing extra template context, though command line parameters.

For example, that would allows us to pass an extra variable, « author », in the template context… so the generated app can correctly reference the author.
We could also use it to choose a license…

The code that needs to be modified is here :
I think it would be quite easy to change, and I can do a patch if you want.

What do you think about it ?

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by palkeo, 11 years ago

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comment:1 by palkeo, 11 years ago

I have added a patch that works.

But, my help text is far from perfect.
I also didn't understood why the content of the « options » variable was added to the context. I have removed it for now, but I don't know if that was the right thing to do :/

comment:2 by palkeo, 11 years ago

Has patch: set
Patch needs improvement: set

comment:3 by jcatalan, 11 years ago

Owner: changed from nobody to jcatalan
Status: newassigned

comment:4 by jcatalan, 11 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: assignedclosed


This might be nice to have, but I'm not sure if this should be supported by the core command itself. I would probably just make my own command subclassing TemplateCommand and adding the options your templates need. For instance, adding the --author option.

By doing this, as it says in the docs, every additional option passed will be added to the context. So you can call it this way: my_custom_startapp --template=/mytemplate <app_name> --author=Foo

BTW, that code you erased removing options from the context it's what will make this work, and as far as I understand from the docs I just mentioned, it's a desired capability, so you shouldn't remove it in your patch. I'm closing this ticket as wontfix cause I think it's better to solve this the way I mentioned above, which doesn't modify any code in django itself.

If this doesn't solve your issue please let me know.


comment:5 by palkeo, 11 years ago

Ok, I understand.
Thanks !

comment:6 by Mariusz Felisiak, 8 months ago

New discussion on the forum.

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