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Re: Documentation and explanatory diagrams

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Thom Brown <thombrown(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Rafael Martinez <r(dot)m(dot)guerrero(at)usit(dot)uio(dot)no>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Documentation and explanatory diagrams
Date: 2011-06-12 21:44:23
Message-ID: 201106122144.p5CLiN801167@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Thom Brown wrote:
> On 27 September 2010 15:29, Thom Brown <thombrown(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> > On 18 July 2010 11:58, Rafael Martinez <r(dot)m(dot)guerrero(at)usit(dot)uio(dot)no> wrote:
> >> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> >> Hash: SHA1
> >>
> >> Thom Brown wrote:
> >>
> >>> Okay, I just edited an existing dia file: pgclient_server.dia. ?All I
> >>> did was change the font size of the text "client application" at the
> >>> top of the diagram, and changed the properties of a line so the
> >>> arrowhead was no longer on the end. ?I used dia 0.97.1 to edit the
> >>> file. The result when saving is attached in the diff file. ?That's a
> >>> lot of file changes for what I did.
> >>>
> >>> Thom
> >>>
> >>
> >> Indeed.
> >>
> >> The only explanation I can find to this is that I used dia.0.96.1 to
> >> generate the file and you have used 0.97.1 to edit it.
> >>
> >> Almost all changes are to the attributes:
> >> ?<dia:rectangle val=....
> >> ?<dia:point val=....
> >>
> >> I suspect that these changes have been done because 'something' have
> >> changed between the two main versions in the way they deal with these
> >> attributes :(
> >
> > Has anyone yet come up with a reliable and sensible format we can use?
> 
> Obviously nothing for this happened in time to make it for 9.1.  So
> are diagrams still something we plan to have?

Agreed, we need to move forward with something, and I am afraid we got
into bike-sheeting on this.  Would someone please summarize the previous
discussion so we can make some decisions and move forward?

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  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>        http://momjian.us
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