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Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0

From: Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
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 21:50:38
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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.


Jan

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