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Re: Unsupported 3rd-party solutions (Was: Few questions

From: Csaba Nagy <nagy(at)ecircle-ag(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Thomas Hallgren <thhal(at)mailblocks(dot)com>,Postgres general mailing list <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Unsupported 3rd-party solutions (Was: Few questions
Date: 2004-08-23 15:03:18
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Hi all,

Bruce, if postgres is not a company and so on, why don't you open up the
core development team to include some of the contributors who would like
to include their product in the main distribution, and have a bundled
product ? Cause a good data base is definitely not made up just by the
core, but all the rest too. And I'm sure that there are many people out
there who would use a PL/Java if they would find it in the main
distribution, and that's all you have to do for this to happen: include
it. Users of postgres are busy too, and some of them will never notice
what they are missing.
Now it's very clear to me that if all the extensions would be bundled,
it would be too much, and that there's no "commitee" to steer what
should go in or out... but then maybe a vote would help ? If the
contributor wants it in the core, a vote of the interested would be
quite relevant.

Or write a plugin manager like of the better Java IDEs, to automatically
search/select/download/install plugins for your currently running
version ;-)


> > Again, I'm not trying to offload work from the contributors onto the 
> > members of core. This is about how things are perceived by the 
> > PostgreSQL customers. Of course the contributors must continue to 
> > support their products. If they don't, I'd expect the "supported" status 
> > to be dropped at some point.
> I think you want us to look more like a MySQL AB or Oracle company where
> things are more bundled and blessed.  It isn't going to happen with us
> because we aren't a company, don't make money, and don't control anyone.
> This reminds me of the MySQL migration guy who didn't want to use a 3rd
> party replicaiton solution.  I really wanted to say he might be happier
> with MySQL.

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