My name is Shiv and I will be the student working on pgtune. I am still in
the process of reading the documentation and digesting it. But I thought I
should introduce myself to you first!
On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 7:41 AM, Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> wrote:
> On 04/05/2011 11:23 AM, Selena Deckelmann wrote:
>> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 8:13 AM, HuangQi<huangqiyx(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>>> I was looking at the Finish JSON data type work, but as I check the
>>> mail. It seems it already has 4 proposals. So I don't know whether it
>>> needs help.
>>> And I'm interested in the Improve the auto-configuration script (Python
>>> Perl). But I don't know much about Python or Perl yet. How could I get
>>> further idea of what this auto-configuration script is about?
>> Here's the source code:
>> Have a look at that. I am not sure what the current list of TODOs is
>> for it
> Documented in https://github.com/gregs1104/pgtune/blob/master/TODO ; a
> little cryptic, but in several cases the relevant code has comments about
> the details too. It's in Python because all previous attempts to do this
> were in Perl and never got to where they worked. I'm not going to claim
> those two facts are correlated, but now that pgtune is shipping in Debian I
> have some satisfaction that I didn't make a completely wrong choice.
> The remaining work is all easy, but extremely boring and provides little
> satisfaction for the time spent on it. Completely feasible for a student
> project, perfect way to get your hands dirty doing what real development
> requires. But since it's not the sort of sexy auto-tuning work people think
> it is I don't expect to ever get anyone interested in it. What's left is
> boring old-people coding; I did all the fun stuff already.
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