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Re: Status: OSCON organization

From: elein <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, elein <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Status: OSCON organization
Date: 2004-01-23 20:07:18
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Your point is well taken.  But it is important to
have some semblance of coordination--it will look
good if we all are on the same page giving the
same messages.

elein

On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 09:42:08AM -0500, Robert Treat wrote:
> Sounds interesting.. you might also want to look at the gforge project
> which uses a lot of those types of features. I was thinking of doing
> something similar (though probably a tutorial) on using views and
> pllangs to save your self from excessive recoding of client
> applications. I planned to base it on some real life examples but not
> any one specific apps. 
> 
> Incidentally, I don't think it hurts to have multiple people doing
> submissions on similar topics, since theres no guarantee that any
> particular talk/tutorial will actually get picked. 
> 
> Robert Treat
> 
> On Fri, 2004-01-23 at 06:04, Chris Travers wrote:
> > Hi all;
> > 
> > I am considering doing a talk (not a tutorial) on how the advanced features
> > of PostgreSQL allow for extremely powerful business databases.  An abstract
> > follows:
> > Many application developers working with relational database systems are
> > used to using the database as a simple data store. However PostgreSQL allows
> > for far more sophisticated "active," or self-managing databases to be
> > developed. Many business applications can benefit from using an active
> > database. This paper explored how views, rules, triggers, and functions can
> > be used in order to create an active database. The Open Reservation
> > Management System database (http://sourceforge.net/projects/openres, not yet
> > stable) will be used as an example, as will the HERMES CRM database system
> > (http://hermesweb.sourceforge.net).
> > 
> > Best Wishes,
> > Chris Travers
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Andrew Sullivan" <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>
> > To: <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
> > Cc: <ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca>; <janwieck(at)yahoo(dot)com>
> > Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 1:43 AM
> > Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Status: OSCON organization
> > 
> > 
> > > On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 09:59:44AM -0800, elein wrote:
> > > > I think it is important for you or Jan to do
> > > > a replication tutorial.
> > >
> > > I'm not sure that Jan can do a tutorial on the actual replication
> > > system -- he's never had to administer it (fortunately for him), just
> > > fix some bugs in it (unfortunately for him).  I think if he does a
> > > talk on this, it'll have to be on his currently-in-progress system
> > > instead.  (I do think, however, that people at OSCON are way more
> > > likely to want to talk to Jan than to talk to me.  I'm a miserably
> > > bad programmer, so I'm not really in a position to talk about what
> > > we're doing next except in the broadest terms.)
> > >
> > > > A talk (as opposed to a tutorial) on
> > > > admin stuff would also be very pertinent
> > > > since the feedback I am collecting
> > > > indicates that people do not think
> > > > that PostgreSQL is as easy to administer
> > > > as it is.
> > >
> > > Yes; I was actually wondering what to talk about for 45 minutes.  The
> > > wonder about Postgres is that it mostly runs itself when everything
> > > is going along nicely.
> > >
> > > > Can you let me know when you know for
> > > > sure what tutorial and talks you are
> > > > going to propose?
> > >
> > > I can propse both of these, then, if you like, assuming someone
> > > better isn't volunteering.  (There are many better, I'm sure, and
> > > I'll happily step out of the way for others.)
> > >
> > > A
> > >
> > > --
> > > Andrew Sullivan  | ajs(at)crankycanuck(dot)ca
> > > The plural of anecdote is not data.
> > > --Roger Brinner
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