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There are several things to keep in mind when adding a new section to the Sugar Control panel.

  • Add you code to sugar/extensions/cpsection in a subdirectory specific to your section
  • Make sure to add your new section to sugar/extensions/cpsection/Makefile.am
  • Make sure to add your new section to sugar/configure.ac
  • Put the icon for your section in sugar/data/icons
  • Make sure to add your icon to sugar/data/icons/Makefile.am

Your section subdirectory should contain a minimum of four files:

  • Makefile.am
  • __init__.py
  • view.py
  • model.py

__init__.py should contain CLASS, ICON, TITLE, and KEYWORDS

   CLASS = 'Touchpad'
   ICON = 'module-touchpad'
   TITLE = _('Touchpad')
   KEYWORDS = ['touchpad']

If you want to make the appearance of section conditional, for example, for a specific hardware architecture, then simply add a conditional as per:

if path.exists('/sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/ptmode'):
   CLASS = 'Touchpad'
   ICON = 'module-touchpad'
   TITLE = _('Touchpad')
   KEYWORDS = ['touchpad']

In the above example, the path only exists for OLPC XO-1 CL1 hardware, which is the only hardware for which this particular section is relevant.