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Re: Smb to get involved

From: "Ross J(dot) Reedstrom" <reedstrm(at)rice(dot)edu>
To: Pavlo Baron <pb(at)pbit(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Smb to get involved
Date: 2002-01-03 18:12:20
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Hi Pavlo, welcome aboard! Like any good free software collaborative
project, PostgreSQL is always happy to have new contributors. Just be
prepared for public, honest, _productive_ criticism of your code. If
you've got an itch to make an Oracle compatability layer, scratch away:
noone here will try to tell you what you _should_ be working on. Do
note that being 'just like Oracle' is not a major goal for the project,
but making it easy to port or write software against both databases is.

If you decide to take a look at this, I'd suggest talking to the OpenACS
people, and in particular  Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com> who pops
up here occasionally: they've probably ported more code from Oracle to
PostgreSQL than anybody, and have a good idea about the niggly little
details you'd need to address.


On Mon, Dec 24, 2001 at 05:26:34PM +0100, Pavlo Baron wrote:
> hello pgsql-hackers,
> I'm very very very... new here, but...
> Well, I see you're all stressed by the new release comming up soon, but may
> be one of you guys has got an ear and a couple of words for a smb who really
> wants to get involved.
> me: I think, I've got enough programming experience to get involved, if smb.
> really want's to take a look at what I can, please go to
> I used to work with SQL databases in many projects, and PostgreSQL was the
> better one :-)
> why I'm here: well, I don't think, that I really can become an
> internals-guru after I read some of your messages here - it would take a
> long time - and I think, you guys don't need anyone new in the
> internals-kitchen. But I checked out your TODOs and I found an exotic issue,
> which sound interesting to me: to make a PostgreSQL database to work like an
> Oracle database to clients - it's not small and is not a bugfix, so I don't
> have to know about the deepest internals of PostgreSQL to implement it.
> my questions: is there smb. already working on it? Is it smth. this database
> realy needs? Did you guys worked out any usable docs about what's the
> ultimate way to implement such a feature (I just see a listener-idea in the
> list)? Or is it the right time to discuss smth. like that?
> Or is there an other "major" feature waiting for it's implementation and
> being more urgent?
> rgds
> Pavlo
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