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RE: [INTERFACES] pgAdmin v6.5.1 Release

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "'pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: RE: [INTERFACES] pgAdmin v6.5.1 Release
Date: 1999-08-27 07:33:10
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lamar Owen [mailto:lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org]
> Sent: 26 August 1999 16:30
> To: Dave Page
> Cc: 'pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org'
> Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] pgAdmin v6.5.1 Release


> Every substantial package has to give up on
> backwards compatability at some juncture -- although I 
> believe that any
> serious PostgreSQL user should be reading the HACKERS list -- 
> if nothing
> else so they can get Tom Lane's initdb warnings.

It's not even really a backward compatibility thing here. It's because files
like msvcrt20.dll are locked open by Windows at from a very early point
during system startup. This prevents them from being updated.


> The only errors I got were due to the Read-Only box being checked --
> which caused a barf. Although, that was only the first time 
> through -- I
> can't get it to repeat the barf.  But, it was a quite cryptic error
> message.

You should have got a message like:

This datasource is currently Read Only. Any attempts to modify the database
will fail.

However I've just noticed that the connection is currently being checked
*after* the creation of pgAdmins 'helper objects' (views/tables etc.). I've
corrected this for the next release. This is only done once which is
probably why you no longer get the cryptic message from DAO.


> Just as a suggestion -- Microsoft does not link from the MDAC download
> page to the DCOM page -- could you maybe place a link to that on your
> page?  That would help a little, I think.

Will do...


> The tree-style view of the table and column definitions are nice (of
> course, it makes me really feel the absence of ALTER TABLE ALTER
> COLUMN....)


> It even gives me a good error message when I attempt to view the
> contents of pg_log and pg_variable.... Although, I am at a loss to
> understand WHY I can't view either of these two system tables....  I
> know, "Use the Source, Luke..."
> The button help (the pop-up) for Add Column is wrong -- it 
> tells me that
> this button is to "rename the selected column."  This is the 
> only error
> I have yet seen.  Good Job!

Fixed - and thanks again for the comments.



Dave Page, Network & Systems Manager, The Vale Housing Association Ltd. (Work) (Home of pgAdmin)
Beer can be a permanent solution - but only if you have enough of it!  

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