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From: "Greg Sabino Mullane" <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: modules
Date: 2008-04-03 13:54:11
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> At any rate, that's a bit blue sky right now. I haven't seen any
> disagreement with our kissing "contrib" goodbye as a name, so let's work
> on that. Unfortunately, that's going to involve a bit of pain,

Yes, I'm not sure I see the point of it. It's got a bad name, but changing
it is just putting lipstick on a pig. End users don't know, and don't care,
about contrib. Sysadmins and casual DBAs only care what they can "yum install".
That only leaves packagers and hard-core developers, both of whom already
know how contrib works.

Not that I wouldn't want to see some of the good ideas raised in this thread
explored. In particular, I'd love to see some of the more standard contrib
things installable as simple as:

postgres=# INSTALL earthdistance;

Right now contrib is a real catch-all of various things; it would be nice to
categorize them somehow. And by categorize, I emphatically do NOT mean
move to pgfoundry, which is pretty much a kiss of death.

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Greg Sabino Mullane greg(at)turnstep(dot)com
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