Provide a mechanism for apps to define a default AppConfig
|Reported by:||russellm||Owned by:||aaugustin|
|Cc:||app-loading, signals, checks||Triage Stage:||Accepted|
|Has patch:||no||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
The AppLoading refactor provides a mechanism for defining an AppConfig object. This AppConfig object provides hooks where you can define useful properties about the app itself. In particular, the ready() method is potentially useful for handling admin autodiscovery, signal registrations, and system checks.
However, it's an opt-in mechanism. You need to explicitly name the appConfig object in your INSTALLED_APPS for the AppConfig object to be used (e.g., django.contrib.auth.apps.AppConfig).he old approach of putting the top level module (e.g., django.contrib.auth) still works.
However, if you use the old approach, none of the AppConfig startup mechanisms are activated, which limits how much functionality we (at a framework level) can put into AppConfig.ready() methods for contrib apps.
There should be a way for apps to specify a "default" AppConfig object, so that if the old-style INSTALLED_APPS declaration is used, that AppConfig object is instantiated.
Change History (6)
comment:1 Changed 14 months ago by russellm
- Cc app-loading signals checks added
- Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted
comment:2 Changed 14 months ago by aaugustin
- Owner changed from nobody to aaugustin
- Status changed from new to assigned