[Bug 632166] sql backend silently fails and loses data

Donald Allen donaldcallen at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 13:30:23 EDT 2010

John --

This is reminiscent of a bug, 609583, that I reported and you and I worked
on earlier this year. I just wanted to remind you of it in case the issues
are the same (I haven't read the two bug reports carefully) and, if so,
there might be something of use to you in the older report..


On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 10:54 PM, John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:

> I've been working on https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=632166this afternoon. I can reproduce the bug, and I've added (but not yet checked
> in) a log message with more detail than the g_return_val_if_fail message.
> There should probably be one for each failure reason.
> But to really address this, we need to pop up a message dialog telling the
> user that the save as didn't go well and that she can't rely on the saved
> database. The problem is that that's at least one new string to translate.
> The choices are to break the string freeze (my preference, because I don't
> think that we should release 2.4.0 with the possibility of screwing up the
> user's accounts) or take this off the milestone list for 2.4.
> Regards,
> John Ralls
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