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Re: modules

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: modules
Date: 2008-04-03 14:55:39
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Greg Sabino Mullane wrote:
>> At any rate, that's a bit blue sky right now. I haven't seen any
>> disagreement with our kissing "contrib" goodbye as a name, so let's work
>> on that. Unfortunately, that's going to involve a bit of pain,
>>     
>
> Yes, I'm not sure I see the point of it. It's got a bad name, but changing
> it is just putting lipstick on a pig. End users don't know, and don't care,
> about contrib. Sysadmins and casual DBAs only care what they can "yum install".
> That only leaves packagers and hard-core developers, both of whom already
> know how contrib works.
>
>
>   
If this were at all true we would not not have seen the complaints from 
people along the lines of "My ISP won't install contrib". But we have, 
and quite a number of times. We have concrete evidence that calling it 
contrib actually works against us.

It's also worth pointing out that WE HAVE HAD THIS DISCUSSION BEFORE. 
Sometimes I get rather frustrated by our habit of turning time into a 
circle and running Groundhog Day.

cheers

andrew

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  • Re: modules at 2008-04-03 13:54:11 from Greg Sabino Mullane

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  • Re: modules at 2008-04-03 16:00:41 from Peter Eisentraut

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