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Re: Patch to allow the change of the connection in the server status dialog

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: Patch to allow the change of the connection in the server status dialog
Date: 2009-09-28 10:22:12
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On Sat, Sep 26, 2009 at 7:45 AM, Guillaume Lelarge
<guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info> wrote:
> Le lundi 21 septembre 2009 à 10:04:28, Dave Page a écrit :
>> On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 10:17 AM, Guillaume Lelarge
>> <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info> wrote:
>> > [...]
>> > This patch adds a connection toolbar to the frmStatus window. It allows
>> > one to change the connection used byt the various reports. It is mostly
>> > important for the locks report because it's the only way to get the name
>> > of locked relations.
>> >
>> > One thing that bugs me is the log report. It needs to keep the connection
>> > to the maintenance database because it's the only database where we
>> > require to have the adminpack functions. Should we keep two connections
>> > (one on the maintenance database and the one selected in the combobox)?
>> > or should we allow the change of connection for the locks report only?
>> I think we should use the maintenance DB as much as possible, and just
>> use the user-selectable connection where needed.
> OK. This patch now uses only two connections: one to the maintenance DB, one
> to a user selected one. They are the same at the beginning but can change if
> the user selects another database. If he tries various databases, each
> previous connection is closed before opening the new one unless the previous
> one is the connection to the maintenance DB.


>> BTW - it looks like
>> the patch as-is doesn't prevent the user from selecting an entirely
>> different server. If the user does that (which doesn't seem entirely
>> unreasonable), we need to switch the maintenance DB to the new server
>> too.
> There's no more a connection toolbar. There is now a database combobox
> available on the "standard" toolbar. It is filled at startup. Which means a
> user cannot change his connection to an entirely different server.

That seems more straightforward.

Dave Page
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