r19680 - gnucash/trunk/src/backend/sql - Bug 632166: A Better fix that doesn't break string freeze or introduce a Gtk GUI dependency into the backend.

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Tue Oct 19 16:19:41 EDT 2010

On Oct 19, 2010, at 11:40 AM, Phil Longstaff wrote:

> Sorry I've been busy or I would have jumped in sooner.  When I ran into the 
> problem of reporting backend issues, I used the following..
> 1) backend would call qof_backend_set_error() with an error code
> 2) qof_instance_commit_edit() would call the on_err function (e.g. in Account.c)
> 3) the on_err function would call gnc_engine_signal_commit_error() with the qof 
> error code
> 4) gnc_engine_signal_commit_error() would call a registered error handler 
> function registered using gnc_engine_add_commit_error_callback().
> This would allow the UI to register an error handler.  Unfortunately, all that 
> is passed to the error handler is the callback data value and the qof error 
> code.  This needs to be expanded to include more information.


Thanks. I discovered that on my own about an hour ahead of your letter.

Yes, the qof_backend_error mechanism needs to be expanded, and I've ammended https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=632558 to reflect that. Something for after 2.4 ships.

John Ralls

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