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Re: Renaming Postgres-2

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
To: Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, Koichi Suzuki <koichi(at)intellilink(dot)co(dot)jp>, PostgresCluster ML <pgsql-cluster-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Renaming Postgres-2
Date: 2010-03-16 08:38:05
Message-ID: 1268728685.3825.11829.camel@ebony (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-cluster-hackers
On Tue, 2010-03-16 at 03:02 -0400, Greg Smith wrote:
> Josh Berkus wrote:
> > On 3/10/10 6:39 PM, Koichi Suzuki wrote:
> >   
> >> This is to announce that we have changed our project name from
> >> Postgres-2 to Postgres-XC (Extensible Cluster) to resolve naming
> >> conflict with Simon's project.
> >>     
> >
> > Simon's project?

postgres2 is the name for an alternate distribution of postgres, in the
same way that postgresXC is. I spoke about the concept of alternate
distros at PGday Europe and also discussed the postgres2 name with a few
people with an interest in that, which Greg would not be aware of.

The primary target for postgres2 would be some advanced developments
funded by a research grant. That grant is still under consideration, due
within next few weeks, even though it was submitted in Autumn 2009
(before Greg joined 2Q). I can't say any more at this time for obvious
reasons other than to say that the dissemination of that research is
required to be a full working version, whether or not those changes fit
within the main release policies and schedule. There would be strong
interaction between the projects and it is definitely not a permanent
fork of Postgres, even more so now that I am a committer on core.

The name clash with Koichi's project was unfortunate and I believe was
resolved politely and honourably, having been under discussion for about
3 months.

No other questions please at this time: I cannot give further info, but
announcements will be made if and when appropriate.

 Simon Riggs 

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