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Re: Dialogs Review new patch

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: "Guillaume Lelarge" <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>
Cc: pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Dialogs Review new patch
Date: 2008-08-22 14:15:52
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On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 3:06 PM, Guillaume Lelarge
<guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info> wrote:
> Dave Page a écrit :
>> - dlgManageMacros - if the size is reduced to minimum, a horizontal
>> scrollbar is show in the list control, due to the width of the name
>> column.
> I don't have this issue. Perhaps do you mean dlgManageFavorites? or is
> it on Mac OS X?

Possibly - and no, Windows.

>> - dlgTrigger, dlgSequence and dlgView are quite tall. The latter two
>> are currently constrained by the height of the privs pane, but perhaps
>> also by the comments textbox which certainly could be smaller. Not
>> sure if it would be enough to get them to the standard size though
>> (perhaps we need two or three standard sizes)?
> dlgTrigger is smaller. The four checkboxes are now in a 2x2
> wxFlexGridSizer. If we want to make it smaller once again, we need to
> replace the wxRadioBox with a wxComboBox.
> dlgSequence will need another tab, so we can reduce its size.
> dlgView is smaller too because of the resizeable Properties tab.
> The biggest one is now dlgSequence.

OK, cool. I guess we could just move the rarely-used sequence options
to a second tab.

>> - The privileges panes doesn't size yet.
> It does now. It took me five hours to get something working. Glad it's
> finished :)

Yikes. I think I owe you more than a few beers at PGDay this year :-)

>> - Most dialogues seem to have an unused status bar at the bottom. I
>> think we should either remove it universally, or make it work
>> properly. What do you think?
> Make them work properly would be better. The status bar offers important
> informations when a user deals with an unusual object (conversion for
> example).
> It doesn't work well on Mac?

Never seems to display anything on Windows.

> Not sure if we really want this now. It's difficult to know what I
> should commit. Obviously, the "remaining-to-be-fixed" should not :)

Well, I'll leave it to you to decide what you think is most appropriate.

> But can I commit the ctlSecurityPanel.cpp which takes care of the
> Privileges tab without commiting dlgTable? dlgTable still needs a fix
> but I don't know how the old dltTable will behave with the new
> resizeable Privileges tab.

Probably fine - it just takes a minute to find out :-)

Don't worry if you temporarily break the odd dialog. SVN code isn't
supposed to be stable, and I think that's probably a small price to
pay to avoid bitrot.


Dave Page
EnterpriseDB UK:

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