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Note:

sugar.profile is largely depreciated. We are now using gconf for accessing most profile information.


The profile package can be used to get access to user specific details such as his/her nick_name, XO colors, public key, etc. Much of these details are accessed by first creating a Profile object. However, there are several shortcut helper functions that provide access to some user details directly.

Helper Functions

How do I get the user's nick name?

import gconf

client = gconf.client_get_default()
username = client.get_string("/desktop/sugar/user/nick")


The following code is depreciated:

from sugar import profile 
...
        #prof will refer to a Profile object used to access user information
        prof = profile.get_profile()

        # Two ways to print nickname: either through profile object, or through a helper function in sugar.profile
        print prof.nick_name
        print profile.get_nick_name()

How do I get the XO colors set by the user?

import gconf

client = gconf.client_get_default()
color = client.get_string("/desktop/sugar/user/color")
stroke,fill = color.split(",")

The following code is depreciated:

from sugar import profile 
...
        #prof will refer to a Profile object used to access user information
        prof = profile.get_profile()

        # Two ways to get the XO colors: through profile object or using helper function
        print prof.color.to_string()
        print profile.get_color().to_string()

How do I access this XO's public key?

from sugar import profile 
...
        #prof will refer to a Profile object used to access user information
        prof = profile.get_profile()

        #Two ways to get the public key for this XO: through Profile object or with helper function
        print prof.pubkey
        print profile.get_pubkey()

Class: Profile

How do I get the nick name, color and public key information for this XO?

See the documentation for Helper Functions.

How do I get the school server with which this child is associated?

Method on the 82: DEPRECATED

from sugar import profile
...
        #prof will refer to a Profile object used to access user information
        prof = profile.get_profile()

        #Print out the name of the school server this XO is registered with
        print prof.jabber_server
        #Print out whether this XO is actually registered with a school server
        print prof.jabber_registered

Get school server with both older and new implementations.

from sugar import profile
...
        prof = profile.get_profile()

        jabber_serv = None
        if hasattr(profile, 'jabber_server'):
            jabber_serv = profile.jabber_server
        else:
            import gconf
            client = gconf.client_get_default()
            jabber_serv = client.get_string("/desktop/sugar/collaboration/jabber_server")