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Re: Time to finalize patches for 8.4 beta

From: KaiGai Kohei <kaigai(at)kaigai(dot)gr(dot)jp>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Time to finalize patches for 8.4 beta
Date: 2009-01-24 11:53:39
Message-ID: 497B0143.3080702@kaigai.gr.jp (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Now that we are two months into the final commit fest, it is time to
> finalize all the open patches so we can target a February beta.
> 
> The two major outstanding patches are:
> 
> 	o  SE-PostgreSQL:  The author has done an outstanding job of
> reworking the patch so the burden is now on the community.  We have to
> decide if we want to add this amount of new code to have both SQL row
> permissions and SE-Linux support.
> 
> 	o Recovery, Replication, Hot Standby:  We need a _final_ version
> of any patches that are targeted for 8.4.  There is so much activity in
> this area I am unclear what is ready for 8.4.
> 
> I think the remaining patches can be addressed pretty easily but we need
> final versions from any authors who are still adjusting them.
> 
> Let's see what we can get done in the next two weeks and reevaluate.

 From the recent pgsql-hackers, it seems me people implicitly considers
the last commit-fest is forcibly called off at end of the January.

I believe we can have an opportunity to review our proposed patches at
least, because Tom commented as follows two months ago.
   http://archives.postgresql.org/message-id/25086.1227240251@sss.pgh.pa.us

Yes, I can understand the planned schedule to release v8.4 beta is now
coming and we cannot wait for them forever.
However, IIRC, SE-PostgreSQL patches have been neglected for a month
(except for comments from Alvaro Herrera) since I released a revised
version which supports simultaneous DAC and MAC at Dec.17.
I'm afraid of SE-PostgreSQL rejected for v8.4 without serious reviews
due to lack of time, if nothing is done. So, I had to review my patches
by myseld for the recent weeks and rework some items which will be
commented later.

As I said a few times, I can work to upstream it with my highest priority
(my employer also allows it for v8.4), but it is impossible by myself only.
We need all your help!

I'm sorry, if you felt above my concern uncomfortable.

Thanks,
-- 
KaiGai Kohei <kaigai(at)kaigai(dot)gr(dot)jp>

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