brett at bpatterson.net
Thu Jun 7 04:53:11 CEST 2007
I understand that line of thinking, but I wasn't saying that the
command-line database is how it would be administered. I would suggest
obviously a GUI interface with Roundcube (much like most forum software
has). You can choose your method of editing, GUI or CLI.
I was thinking that if we're going to be using a registry, why not
switch the config file from being this PHP file, to a standard .ini
file. Name it rcConfig.ini and then use PHPs ini parsing function
(http://php.net/parse_ini_file) to get an array of options. That way,
there's no need to know what an array is, or how to specify it.
> On Jun 6, 2007, at 2:07 PM, Brett Patterson wrote:
>> Hopefully this will aid in moving away from a config file, and more
>> to holding config info in a database which would be easier for admins
>> to modify.
> I don't think that opinion reflects what all admins want. I have seen
> large flame wars on the Fedora devel list over integrating the Linux
> registry project , which does what you are contemplating.
> I guess I am showing my age, but "vi
> /var/www/roundcube/config/main.inc.php" is much quicker than
> psql roundcube
> <list of tables>
> \d configtable
> update configtable set foo = 'bar' where id = 'baz';
> That is, the config file is rather self-documenting, a database table
> will require some poking to figure out what needs to be changed where.
> Storing the config data in a database table is not a deal breaker for
> me, but I personally don't consider it a positive step.
> Charles Dostale
> System Admin - Silver Oaks Communications
> 824 17th Street, Moline IL 61265
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