[Cuis-dev] A few question about automatic installation of packages at boot (ie. OSProcesses)

Juan Vuletich juan at jvuletich.org
Sat Jul 31 16:58:18 PDT 2021

Hi Nicola,

On 7/31/2021 12:24 PM, Nicola Mingotti via Cuis-dev wrote:
> Hi Juan,
>>> 3] Since I am automatizing the system via script I would prefer that 
>>> when
>>> I select World -> Quit the system stop asking me if I want to save 
>>> the image,
>>> by default I don't want. Is there a variable the say that ? Or do I 
>>> need to make
>>> a change, file it out and file it in in the '.st' file ?
>> If you are doing it via code, just call 
>> #snapshot:andQuit:clearAllClassState: yourself. If you want a new / 
>> different menu option, just add it. See senders of #quitSession
>> -- 
>> Juan Vuletich
> Ok for the code, I can for sure add a entry menu, It should not be 
> difficult.
> But i have a suggestion. Since the CuisBook recommends, as good 
> practice, not to save the image
> I would say it would be nice for the system to have a global variable like
> "#saveImageOnQuit" set to true by default.
> Then, when i user is experienced enough to have all the Git things set 
> up he can just
> toggle the value of the variable via script at image boot and have the 
> system behave as recommended
> by the book. Reference to that variable should be in the book in 
> paragraph 9.5.1.
> I can try to implement this myself if you guys think is a nice feature 
> to have.
> bye
> Nicola

Yes, that makes sense. Please go ahead. Make it selectable by something like

Preferences enable: #askForSaveOnQuit
Preferences disable: #askForSaveOnQuit

default to true.


Juan Vuletich

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