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Re: [HACKERS] Open 6.4 items

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Open 6.4 items
Date: 1998-10-05 18:29:41
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.4.02.9810051428510.29733-100000@hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, 5 Oct 1998, Tom Lane wrote:

> "Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org> writes:
> > 	Rename as 'release stopper'...
> >> notify fixes(Tom)
> >> [other items snipped]
> > 	These have obviously become show stoppers, since they are now half
> > implemented, and have to be completed before release.  Do we have ETAs on
> > this stuff?
> 
> My notify rewrite is not in the tree at all right now.  I thought we had
> agreed (off-list) not to put that change into 6.4, but to postpone it
> to the next release.

	*slap forehead*

> > As things stand right now, we are looking at November 1st
> > for a release date on v6.4...a month late, but not much worse then other
> > releases :)
> 
> On the other hand, if release is going to be 11/1 not 10/1, my personal
> vote is to put the notify changes in.  If there are any bugs, that ought
> to be time enough to shake them out.
> 
> I can commit those changes tonight if I have the go-ahead.  Or I can
> wait till post-6.4.  Your call.

	Go for it...that will at least get them off the list...

> flock is a release stopper as far as I'm concerned, because the backend
> *does not compile* on my platform without diking out that code.  I agree
> that it is too late to try to rewrite the feature correctly for 6.4.
> What say we put in an autoconf test for whether flock exists, and make
> the new code conditional on that?  People without flock would see the
> same old behavior, which is good enough for now.  I will volunteer to
> make the necessary changes if that strategy is agreed on.

	Make it so...



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