RFE: enable cookies for data sources

Asked by PheniX on 2015-05-04

Some data sources allow a wider selection of wallpapers if the user is logged in.
I have tried a very fast hack to add cookies at URL fetch by adding to the Util.urllib function something like:

    if url.find('wallhaven') > 0:
        cookies = "name0=value0;" # put here the session cookies that identify an open session/logon
        cookies += "name1=value1;"
        request.add_header('Cookie', cookies )

just before the line

    return urllib2.urlopen(request, data=urllib.urlencode(data) if data else None, timeout=20)

This works enough for me, but a better way could be:
- the user saves the datasource cookies with a browser to a text file after logon (plenty of addons help doing it),
- enabling cookie handling in variety with cookielib by reading from the saved cookie file

Or even better:
- enable cookie handling with cookielib
- add a Logon dialog for the specific datasource to do logon straight from variety

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2015-05-04
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2015-05-26
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Peter Levi (peterlevi) said : #2

PheniX, please take a look at the created bugreport. I'll put my comments in there.

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