Grzegorz Jaskiewicz wrote:
> On 2009-01-24, at 15:33, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > The PostgreSQL community is considering including security
> > enhancements
> > in Postgres 8.4, e.g. row-level permissions and SE-Linux security.
> > However, to evaluate the patch and its usefulness, we need security
> > experts who want to use this capability or have used it in other
> > databases.
> With that sort of features, usually what happens in other projects, is
> that despite their evaluation during beta period - they are explicitly
> marked and considered as 'beta', even when product reaches release
> Maybe PostgresSql should follow that tactic too. After all, security
> stuff needs to be tested and exposed for sometime before considered
> rock solid, and trustworthy.
> Which of course doesn't mean, that it shouldn't start in beta's.
Once we include the code in an official release, it is much harder to
make changes so I would like to get to 8.4 final at least _thinking_ it
is ready, rather than trying to adjust it after the final release.
Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> http://momjian.us
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