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

From: Selena Deckelmann <selena(at)chrisking(dot)com>
To: "David E(dot) Wheeler" <david(at)kineticode(dot)com>, pdxpug(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: next meeting about DOMAINs, and last night's meeting report
Date: 2007-01-31 21:00:09
Message-ID: DE82A8EF-AE08-4B89-98E8-B16695E54811@chrisking.com (view raw or flat)
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On Jan 31, 2007, at 12:00 PM, David E. Wheeler wrote:

> 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

Hah!  I knew that would get your attention.

>> 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…

Yeah, it was about a day all-told for me.  And then I am a big  
bonehead and didn't think to check that 'make install' re-installed  
the perl-installed C libraries and that was an extra couple of hours  
of frustration.

>> 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.

You're welcome!

-selena


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