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
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.
> 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
That would rock.
Thanks for the summary, Selena.
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