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Re: modules

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Zeugswetter Andreas OSB SD <Andreas(dot)Zeugswetter(at)s-itsolutions(dot)at>
Cc: Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: modules
Date: 2008-04-03 12:23:43
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Zeugswetter Andreas OSB SD wrote:
>>> The closest analogy to what I'm thinking is the perl CPAN 
>> or ruby gems.
> I think this is more a developer thing. I don't think an ISP would want
> all that automagic (and certainly does not do that for joe user).

I think you are missing an essential part of the vision. This is not 
just targetted at developers. Binary distro authors typically include a 
huge number of CPAN modules as well as core Perl, and ISPs typically 
install them. We want to have something CPAN-like so we can get the same 

At any rate, that's a bit blue sky right now. I haven't seen any 
disagreement with our kissing "contrib" goodbye as a name, so let's work 
on that. Unfortunately, that's going to involve a bit of pain, including 
in the buildfarm, whose client relies on the name. I'll go to work on 
fixing that, and we can get a new version out so when we make the switch 
the buildfarm doesn't go dark.



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