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Re: [INTERFACES] Schemas: status report, call for developers

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,<pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] Schemas: status report, call for developers
Date: 2002-04-30 18:54:07
Message-ID: 214E9C0A75426D47A876A2FD8A07426E973B@salem.vale-housing.co.uk (view raw or flat)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Lane [mailto:tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us] 
> Sent: 30 April 2002 18:32
> To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org; pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: [INTERFACES] Schemas: status report, call for developers
> 
> 
> Current CVS tip has most of the needed infrastructure for 
> SQL-spec schema support: you can create schemas, and you can 
> create objects within schemas, and search-path-based lookup 
> for named objects works. There's still a number of things to 
> be done in the backend, but it's time to start working on 
> schema support in the various frontends that have been broken 
> by these changes.  I believe that pretty much every frontend 
> library and client application that looks at system catalogs 
> will need revisions.  So, this is a call for help --- I don't 
> have the time to fix all the frontends, nor sufficient 
> familiarity with many of them.
> 
> JDBC and ODBC metadata code is certainly broken; so are the 
> catalog lookups in pgaccess, pgadmin, and so on.  psql and 
> pg_dump are broken as well (though I will take responsibility 
> for fixing pg_dump, and will then look at psql if no one else 
> has done it by then).  I'm not even sure what else might need 
> to change.
> 

Thanks Tom, this is just the post I've been waiting for!

To anyone thinking of hacking pgAdmin at the moment -> now would
probably not be the best time as I will be *seriously* restructuring
pgSchema.

Regards, Dave.

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