Load/Save As dialog with SQL backend

Phil Longstaff plongstaff at rogers.com
Sun Jan 11 15:37:51 EST 2009

Bugzilla bug 562848 (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=562848) and its 
duplicate 562841 (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=562841) request 
that 1) the file load/save dialog be merged with the "database connection" 
dialog and 2) some method be provided to save as a new XML file (currently, 
"save as" will save as sqlite and not provide a way to specify XML).

Possible solution: provide a dialog similar in appearance to the preferences 
dialog.  on the left side is a list with entries "sqlite", "xml", "mysql" and 
"postgresql".  If sqlite or "xml" is selected, the left side is a standard Gtk 
open or save widget.  If "mysql" or "postgresql" is selected, the left side is 
the "database connection" dialog which allows the user to enter 

Thoughts?  I'll probably implement this and add to the menus (while keeping 
the current load/save as) so people can use and provide feedback.


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