[ic] apply changes --> apply changes request

Josh Lavin josh at myprivacy.ca
Mon Jan 22 20:26:24 EST 2007

On Jan 22, 2007, at 5:22 PM, maillists wrote:

> Hi,
> I have had a problem with the apply changes link in the admin  
> area.  The
> problem is as follows.  If someone from one catalog hits the apply
> changes link, the Linkpoint payment gateway breaks on EVERY other
> catalog on my entire server that uses it. The only way to fix all the
> catalogs after that is for me to shell in as interch an restart  
> IC.  As
> a result, I have decided to kill the ability for anyone to "apply
> changes" no matter who they are.  I will instead give them the ability
> to "request to apply changes".
> My question is: is there a way to notify people when they are making
> changes to any area in their catalogs which require them to "apply
> changes" in order to take affect?
> In other words, I would like to limit all my catalog administrators to
> only be able to make changes to areas of the catalogs that don't  
> require
> them to apply changes.  If they need to apply changes in order for  
> their
> work to take affect, I would like to notify them with a message before
> the do any work so they know that they have to ask for a restart  
> before
> their work is live.
> This is bad, and I would rather not do this, but I don't see any other
> way around this problem right now.  If anybody has a fix for this
> Linkpoint issue please let me know. but I can't have people in one
> catalog applying changes and breaking every other catalog on my  
> server!!
> My last resort is to kill the apply changes link altogether, which  
> will
> lead to confusion and bad karma...

I use Linkpoint with several sites and can tell you I don't have this  
problem with Apply Changes. At any rate, I think the only time UI  
users would need to apply changes is after editing variables (tax  
rates, shipping, etc).

Josh Lavin
Kingdom Design   http://www.kingdomdesign.com/

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