On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 7:38 AM, Heikki Linnakangas
<heikki.linnakan...@enterprisedb.com> wrote:
> On 23.01.2012 22:52, Jim Mlodgenski wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 9:19 AM, Jim Mlodgenski<jimm...@gmail.com>  wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 3:08 AM, Heikki Linnakangas
>>>> I don't think that's a problem, it's just a free-form message to
>>>> display.
>>>> But it also doesn't seem very useful to have it PGC_USERSET: if it's
>>>> only
>>>> displayed at connect time, there's no point in changing it after
>>>> connecting.
>>> Should we make it PGC_BACKEND?
> In hindsight, making it PGC_BACKEND makes it much less useful, because then
> you can't set it on a per-database basis with "ALTER DATABASE foo SET ..."
> So I made it PGC_USERSET again.
>> Here is the revised patch based on the feedback.
> Thanks! I renamed the GUC to "welcome_message", to avoid confusion with
> "client_min_messages". I also moved it to "Connection Settings" category.
> Although it's technically settable within a session, the purpose is to
> display a message when connecting, so "Connection Settings" feels more
> fitting.
> There's one little problem remaining with this, which is what to do if the
> message is in a different encoding than used by the client? That's not a new
> problem, we have the same problem with any string GUC, if you do "SHOW
> <setting>". We restricted application_name to ASCII characters, which is an
> obvious way to avoid the problem, but I think it would be a shame to
> restrict this to ASCII-only.
Isn't that an issue for the administrator understanding his audience.
Maybe some additional documentation explaining the encoding issue?

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>  Heikki Linnakangas
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