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Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: Chris Travers <chris(at)travelamericas(dot)com>,Lamar Owen <lowen(at)pari(dot)edu>, olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Dan Langille <dan(at)langille(dot)org>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0
Date: 2004-08-14 21:53:56
Message-ID: 200408142153.i7ELrua29722@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Jan Wieck wrote:
> On 8/14/2004 5:26 PM, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> 
> > Chris Travers wrote:
> >> > Please stop looking at Afilias as a 3rd party. Afilias is a member of 
> >> > the PGDG as everyone else. The problem that even people inside of this 
> >> > community can't imagine a company being just a member of this team 
> >> > doesn't mean that it is impossible.
> >> >
> >> While you have a valid point from the perspective of the community, I 
> >> think there is an issue which is legitimate here.  That is that people 
> >> see the fact that Slony does not come with the PostgreSQL tarball.  From 
> >> this perspective "we" do not have a "replication" solution.  Like it or 
> >> not, this is a viewpoint many evaluators have.  To them, this is still a 
> >> third-party add-on, even though it was developed primarily by core 
> >> members of the PostgreSQL community.
> >> 
> >> How do we combat this issue?  Do we release Slony with PostgreSQL?  Does 
> >> that really make sense (the general concensus seems to be "no")?  Do we 
> >> release a different distribution of PostgreSQL which includes Slony?  I 
> >> think that this would be a good idea, but....
> >> 
> >> Also, will it be possible to see a Win32 port of Slony at some point?
> > 
> > Why would Slony _not_ work on Win32?  Has anyone tested it?
> > 
> 
> Windows doesn't have pthreads. The thread usage in Slony is very basic, 
> nothing really pthread specific. So I don't think there'd be a big issue 
> in porting it. But it hasn't been done yet.

Ah, OK.  libpq is Win32 thread-safe, but doesn't use pthreads on Win32
so it would require some work to add Win32 thread calls to Slony.

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