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Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Chris Travers <chris(at)travelamericas(dot)com>
Cc: Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>, Lamar Owen <lowen(at)pari(dot)edu>,olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk, "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Dan Langille <dan(at)langille(dot)org>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0
Date: 2004-08-14 21:26:40
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Chris Travers wrote:
> > Please stop looking at Afilias as a 3rd party. Afilias is a member of 
> > the PGDG as everyone else. The problem that even people inside of this 
> > community can't imagine a company being just a member of this team 
> > doesn't mean that it is impossible.
> >
> While you have a valid point from the perspective of the community, I 
> think there is an issue which is legitimate here.  That is that people 
> see the fact that Slony does not come with the PostgreSQL tarball.  From 
> this perspective "we" do not have a "replication" solution.  Like it or 
> not, this is a viewpoint many evaluators have.  To them, this is still a 
> third-party add-on, even though it was developed primarily by core 
> members of the PostgreSQL community.
> How do we combat this issue?  Do we release Slony with PostgreSQL?  Does 
> that really make sense (the general concensus seems to be "no")?  Do we 
> release a different distribution of PostgreSQL which includes Slony?  I 
> think that this would be a good idea, but....
> Also, will it be possible to see a Win32 port of Slony at some point?

Why would Slony _not_ work on Win32?  Has anyone tested it?

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