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Re: contrib features during beta period

From: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Christopher Kings-Lynne" <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>,"Hackers" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: contrib features during beta period
Date: 2002-08-30 14:35:39
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On Friday 30 August 2002 09:29 am, Tom Lane wrote:
> Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org> writes:
> > Does this mean we should be looking for a way to integrate [FTI] into the
> > main backend at this point?  Isn't that what contrib is for?

> Well, given that Chris also thinks that people should migrate to
> tsearch, I'd guess that fulltextindex would not be the one to integrate.
> But yeah, in the long run I'd like to see one of these packages become
> mainstream, just because full-text search is such a widely used feature.

Agreed.  We don't really have guidelines for this process; any idea what was 
the last module moved over like that?  There may be more modules to consider 
-- earthdistance, for instance, which has been with us for a long time.

> The more global point here is that during beta we need everyone to be
> doing testing, bug fixing, and documentation, not new features ---
> even if they're in contrib.  Goodness knows there's not very much
> organization to the Postgres project, but let's try to respect what
> little process we do have...

Lamar Owen
WGCR Internet Radio
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