Forum OpenACS Development: Re: Problem with db_transaction?

Posted by Don Baccus on
It makes no sense to reply to a previous reply in a linear discussion forum, like this one.

Your description is exactly what I said - a backend executing a query is stopped by issuing a SIGTERM to it. This can be done in two ways: by issuing it yourself or starting up a new backend and asking it to do a SIGTERM for you.

As you point out (and as I pointed out) PSQL takes the second approach. Bottom line, though, is that you need to get a SIGTERM issued to the backend process to get it to stop.

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Don, yes it does make perfect sense to reply to a specific post in the Forums. The Forums package keeps internal track of the tree reply structure of posts. And when the Forums package displays one single individual post, it also displays all children replies below it, tree-wise. Examples: one, two.

Of course, Nis, as this post demonstrates, if you display a post singly the "Post a Reply" then replies to that specific post rather than the first post in the thread, maintaining the threaded/tree structure. This seems like a reasonable compromise between specificity for power users and UI simplicity for newbies.