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Re: Unsupported 3rd-party solutions (Was: Few questions

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Thomas Hallgren <thhal(at)mailblocks(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Unsupported 3rd-party solutions (Was: Few questions
Date: 2004-08-25 16:56:55
Message-ID: 20040825135445.E79417@ganymede.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 25 Aug 2004, Thomas Hallgren wrote:

> For the first category, an inclusion could be possible if the software 
> has a potential to reach more users and can make the offering more 
> complete in some respect. If that's not the case, it should be included.
>
> Most software that "sucks royally" will be filtered out in the first 4 steps. 
> If it is not, and if a lot of people vote to get it in, well then it does not 
> suck so bad after all, at least not according to the voters. So it's in 
> provided nothing better exists already. It can still be replaced of course, 
> should something better come along.

Sounds reasonable, and such policy could/would be fine tuned over time as 
well ...

>> Behind what?  A list on pgFoundry of recommended software?  Sure ... 
>> integrating that list into the physical postgresql.tar.gz file that is the 
>> core server distribution?  No ...
>
> The core server distribution is left untouched by all this.

Ah, then you've got me on side :)

> It would be really nice if this project could publish packages using 
> your BitTorrent and ftp mirrors though.

Actually, pgfoundry can be found on
 		ftp://ftp.postgresql.org:/pub/projects/pgFoundry

I think BitTorrent might be a bit difficult though, since it isn't 
auto-updated ... or is it?  David?

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