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Re: New liveCD?

From: Robert Bernier <robert(dot)bernier5(at)sympatico(dot)ca>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, Koen Martens <pgsql(at)metro(dot)cx>
Subject: Re: New liveCD?
Date: 2007-01-11 19:36:54
Message-ID: 200701111436.54329.robert.bernier5@sympatico.ca (view raw or flat)
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Josh,

On Thursday 11 January 2007 13:53, Josh Berkus wrote:
> Koen,
> 
> > The alternative would be of course to just compile/install from
> > source, but that would require a bit too much effort compared to the
> > time available, and would make further updates more cumbersome.
> 
> Well, would you be interested in contributing materials to Robert's CD 
> instead, then?  

I'd appreciate any assistance from Koen.

> For example, your CD had a Slony setup and Robert's does not.   
> There's also some other stuff it would be good to have:

How's that different from the SLONY (current as of 8 jan), with documentation, that's been on my live CD for the past couple of years now?

> a) sample application, which includes use of some PostgreSQL-only 
> functionality

What kind of sample application are you talking about? Right now, I've got SSH, pgpool a php enable webserver, phppgadmin, pgadmin and of course psql. 

> b) some form of pictoral or animated tutorial

It's true there's never enough nice eye candy but that takes as much effort as an article. My CD is currently configured to play multi-media

> c) document of links on where to get all the other PostgreSQL stuff

Heres a summary list of the current documentation on pg_live:
----------------------------------------------------
 ABOUT pg_live
    What's a live CD?
    Pg_live Features
    Clients & Utilities
    Bootup Sequence & Hardware Requirements
    Default Usernames & Passwords
    Hard-drive Installation
    Getting Assistance

 PostgreSQL
    Documentation
        References
            PostgreSQL Reference for 8.2
            Practical PostgreSQL (ebook)
            Statistical Data Analysis With R
            Statistical Primer Using R
            SLONY
        Articles
            The Open Source Model
            How2Read_SQL, An introduction to unerstanding the Structured Query Language (SQL)
            How2Graph with plr (R)
            How2SLONY, a brief introduction
            How2PLPHP, installing and using plphp (NOTE: valid for versions prior to 8.2)
            How2BIN_downloads, performing Large Object downloads via apache
            How2CSV, migrating data using CSV files
            How2RegExpr, an introduction to using regular expressions
            How2untrust, Security Issues When Using Untrusted Procedural Languages
            Datamining
                part 1
                part 2
            FAQs
            A Feature Review of 8.0 (old but still usefull)

 Case Studies
    Corral Software
    Radio Paradise
    Sai Hertz and Control Systems
    Spiros Louis Stadium
    Express Yard
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Here's a list of the current procedural languages currently configured to the postgres 8.2.1 (not including plphp, pljava which will be added in the near future):

plpgsql
plperl
pltcl
pltclu
plpythonu
plruby
plr


cheers

Robert




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