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Re: next meeting about DOMAINs, and last night's meeting report

From: "David E(dot) Wheeler" <david(at)kineticode(dot)com>
To: Selena Deckelmann <selena(at)chrisking(dot)com>
Cc: pdxpug(at)postgresql(dot)org, Bill Howe <howew(at)stccmop(dot)org>
Subject: Re: next meeting about DOMAINs, and last night's meeting report
Date: 2007-01-31 20:00:17
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On Jan 31, 2007, at 9:30 AM, Selena Deckelmann wrote:

> Our next meeting on February 20th will be about DOMAINs, led by the  
> inimitable David Wheeler.  David has not been able to attend our  
> last few meetings, but we are looking forward to his return.  I  
> will post a more detailed description in the next week or so.

And I look forward to writing it. :-P

> Also, I brought up an annoying problem I've had building DBD::mysql  
> on OS X 10.4.  It was more of a Perl issue - but still!  What are  
> the MySQL people thinking to not have this working!?  DBD::Pg works  
> great.

I think that there was a change in the MySQL headers in recent 5.0  
releases. I know that we lost a lot of time over this one…

> Then, he dove into the schemas he's developed to handle the  
> different data sources and showed how he came up with a set of  
> generic sensor data tables.  He expected more heckles from the  
> crowd on a slide about not using surrogate keys, but we all just  
> rolled over - mostly.  Perhaps we can arrange for Bill to have a  
> debate sometime with someone who has stronger feelings -- he seemed  
> to be itching for a fight.

  http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/database/soup/archives/primary-keyvil- 
part-iii-7365

> Also, as the schema changes, using views to support legacy  
> applications is very useful.  This brought up the need for rules in  
> conjunction with the views for writing data back.  There was some  
> talk of a package that automates some of the rule creation - I'd be  
> interested if someone wanted to post more information about this to  
> the list!

My Object::Relation module does this for classes. I hope to get back  
to working on it again eventually (especially after wrestling with  
ActiveRecord for a few months).

> Bill cut his presentation short - there was more about PostGIS that  
> we didn't see at all and he skipped through a few slides toward the  
> end.  Maybe he will do a shorter talk on PostGIS sometime in the  
> future!

That would rock.

Thanks for the summary, Selena.

Best,

David


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