Bruce Momjian wrote:
> KaiGai Kohei wrote:
>> 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.
> No, we still have many people working on patches and the commit-fest is
> going to extend into February.
All right, I'll prepare the discussion on the list.
I know a few SELinux developers good for database also, so I would forward
the message to them. They are surely experts in security field.
> I am about to post to the 'announce' list saying discussion on this
> patch will begin on Wednesday, at 12:00 GMT. The text is below:
> 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
> The most recent version of the patch is mentioned here:
> Particularly interesting is the documentation patch:
> If you know someone who is interested in these features or can help in
> discussing them, please have them subscribe to pgsql-hackers here:
> Email discussion about this topic will start on Wednesday, 12:00 GMT,
> and will include the subject text "SE-PostgreSQL".
KaiGai Kohei <kaigai(at)kaigai(dot)gr(dot)jp>
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