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Re: pldebugger server-side plugin

From: Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>
To: Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: pgadmin-hackers <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pldebugger server-side plugin
Date: 2012-04-16 19:51:08
Message-ID: 1334605868.2237.6.camel@localhost.localdomain (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgadmin-hackers
On Mon, 2012-04-16 at 18:58 +0300, Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
> Hi,
> The PL/pgSQL debugger included in pgadmin needs a bunch of server-side 
> support functions to be installed in the server. The code for the 
> server-side functions is currently located in a pgfoundry CVS 
> repository, in the edb-debugger project.
> It's time to give that code facelift. I have converted the CVS 
> repository to git using git-cvsimport, now available at 
> git:// After that, I did a lot of 
> cleanup and refactoring. The functionality should be unchanged, and it 
> should still work against older server versions.
> The CVS repository also contained a plugin_profiler thingie, that was 
> not related to plugin_debugger. I removed that. It might be a useful 
> project, but I don't think anyone has really looked at it for years, and 
> it really ought to be a separate project and repository, since it 
> doesn't have anything to do with the debugger plugin. If someone wants 
> to resurrect that code, it can be dug from the history of the git 
> repository.
> There's still plenty of cleanup that could be done to the plugin, but 
> this is a good start.
> The plugin doesn't have a mailing list of its own, and AFAIK pgadmin is 
> the only consumer of that API, so let's keep pldebugger related 
> discussions on this mailing list.

That's really great. Thank you, Heikki.


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