Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#6010 closed (fixed)

Extra context for newforms admin views

Reported by: Petr Marhoun <petr.marhoun@…> Owned by: nobody
Component: contrib.admin Version: newforms-admin
Severity: Keywords: nfa-someday
Cc: Triage Stage: Design decision needed
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: yes
Needs tests: yes Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:


It would be very useful to have some hooks for adding context variables for pages in newforms admin.

I am sorry, my patch depends on some other patches - it is for simple merging. So my patch can't be applied without problem. But I would like to prepare proper patch, if it would be accepted.

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03-admin-extra-context.diff (4.0 KB) - added by Petr Marhoun <petr.marhoun@…> 10 years ago.
01-admin-extra-context.diff (4.1 KB) - added by Petr Marhoun <petr.marhoun@…> 9 years ago.
new version can be applied agains newforms-admin

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Change History (11)

Changed 10 years ago by Petr Marhoun <petr.marhoun@…>

Attachment: 03-admin-extra-context.diff added

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Simon G <dev@…>

Triage Stage: UnreviewedDesign decision needed

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Karen Tracey <kmtracey@…>

Keywords: nfa-someday added
Needs documentation: set
Needs tests: set

This (if it is decided to do it) is new function that can wait until after merge to trunk. Would also need docs and tests.

Changed 9 years ago by Petr Marhoun <petr.marhoun@…>

Attachment: 01-admin-extra-context.diff added

new version can be applied agains newforms-admin

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Lllama <f.ingram.lists@…>

Keywords: nfa-someday removed

I'd just like to add my vote for this patch. At the moment pumping extra variables into the admin's index view is kinda non-triv. Either you need to replace the index method with your own (using new.instancemethod magic) or subclass AdminSite (which requires reregistering auth models etc).

I'd also say that the needs_docs and needs_tests flags could be a little premature given that the branch isn't really documented and there are no tests for AdminSites anyway. (That's not a criticism, just an observation).

I am removing the nfa-someday tag, as I think that this is a useful patch in line with the aims of the branch. I quote:

Give developers extra hooks into the admin-site functionality. (Yes, this is a broad goal. More examples are forthcoming.)

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 9 years ago by Karen Tracey <kmtracey@…>

Replying to Lllama <>:

I am removing the nfa-someday tag, as I think that this is a useful patch in line with the aims of the branch.

nfa-someday just means this ticket should not be considered blocking for a merge back to trunk. Does lack of this feature mean newforms-admin lacks some capability that current admin has, so that merging newforms-admin would reduce functionality for trunk users? If not, then nfa-someday is the appropriate tag. If this feature is needed to preserve/migrate some functionality already existing in current admin then nfa-blocker would be the appropriate tag. Simply removing the tag means someone has to go look at this ticket again and figure out which one it should be.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by James Bennett

Keywords: nfa-someday added

Restoring nfa-someday, because it's not something which should block newforms-admin at this point; the fact that newforms-admin aims to make it easier to hook into the admin does not automatically mean that a given idea for doing so should hold things up.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by Lllama <f.ingram.lists@…>

Oops. A slight misreading of the tag on my part. "No further action - someday" seemed to represent a time in the very, very distant future.

I will play devil's advocate, however, and make the argument that a decision should be made about this ticket (or at least the ideas it represents) before the merge into trunk. At the moment the branch defines a very useful set of hooks but, in my experience of using the branch, these are incomplete. The new admin is a very powerful framework in itself on which to build a full application, and these extra hooks (and a few more) would be very useful. Defining them before the merge, or at least deciding on a common pattern of how they should look, will help once everyone makes the switch and starts requesting their own.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by Brian Rosner

I would imagine whatever gets done with #6735 would eventually find its way into the admin code after a merge to trunk.

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by anonymous

Cc: schlaber@… added

comment:9 Changed 9 years ago by Bernd Schlapsi

Cc: schlaber@… removed
Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

I think changeset:7627 fixed this problem

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