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Re: [BUGS] More SSL questions..

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Christian Klemke <Christian(dot)Klemke(at)t-online(dot)de>
Cc: pgsql-hackers-win32 <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [BUGS] More SSL questions..
Date: 2005-01-08 01:18:35
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Christian Klemke wrote:
> Folks,
> I've been following this discussion for some time now and I think that 
> you are losing the focus. I mean, who is your target audience ? How many 
> people may be out there who have the technical knowledge to put the 
> correct settings in the database config files but do not know how to 
> open and modify them just because they do not pop up using simple double 
> clicks ? [The same goes for the hidden/not hidden directory discussion, 
> BTW.]
> Therefore, I'd like to suggest to consider the following solutions:
> 1. Use the ".ini" extension. Ini files contain plain text, are 
> associated with notepad.exe by default and will show up as 
> "Configuration Settings" in the explorer. It doesn't matter if they do 
> not fully comply with the default ini file format in case of Postgres, 
> as long as they are not accessed by the corresponding special API 
> functions.

The .ini extension is pretty much the default for system level setting 
stuff on Win32... I would say we should probably go with that.


Joshua D. Drake

> or
> 2. Use a Postgres specific extension like ".pgconfig" and let the 
> installer create a proper file type association. I suppose most Windows 
> users will use the installer (and those who don't will know how to 
> handle the files manually). Alternatively/Additionally, the installer 
> might also set up a link like "Modify configuration file" in the program 
> group associated with a "notepad <path><file>" command. The Apache HTTP 
> server installer does something similar for its "httpd.conf" file, IIRC. 
> This would also "bypass" the hidden directory issue.
> What do you think ?
> Best regards,
> Christian.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
> To: "Gary Doades" <gpd(at)gpdnet(dot)co(dot)uk>; "Bruce Momjian" 
> <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
> Cc: "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>; 
> <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>; "Matthew T. O'Connor" 
> <matthew(at)zeut(dot)net>; "Andrew Dunstan" <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>; "T.J." 
> <tjtoocool(at)phreaker(dot)net>
> Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 11:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [pgsql-hackers-win32] [BUGS] More SSL questions..
>>  > Perhaps there is another extension that is good for Win32
>> but i don't
>>> think *.txt is it.
>> If there needs to be an extension, the new MS thinking in .NET
>> seems to
>> favour .config files. Both ASP.NET web applications and windows .NET
>> executables are automatically given associated .config files by visual
> Well, those are both XML files that follow a very specific schema (and
> it's the same schema for both these, except there are of course some
> tags not relevant in each one). I don't see the ".net does it" argument
> as very powerful unless we go all the way - and we don't want to do
> that.
> My vote is to either go with .txt - to make it autoopen - or go with no
> extension at all (as in unix, except remove the initial dot that makes
> the whole filename into the extension).
> //Magnus
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