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Re: Time to finalize patches for 8.4 beta

From: KaiGai Kohei <kaigai(at)ak(dot)jp(dot)nec(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Time to finalize patches for 8.4 beta
Date: 2009-01-06 02:24:28
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Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Now that we are two months into the final commit fest, it is time to
> finalize all the open patches so we can target a February beta.
> The two major outstanding patches are:
> 	o  SE-PostgreSQL:  The author has done an outstanding job of
> reworking the patch so the burden is now on the community.  We have to
> decide if we want to add this amount of new code to have both SQL row
> permissions and SE-Linux support.

At least, this patch set has been ready for reviewing for several months,
but it also hasn't get any serious code reviews since CommitFest:May.
(No need to say, I feel grateful for some of proposals, like PGACE
framework, Row-level ACLS, simultaneous DAC&MAC, ...)

I've already prepared to rework the patch set on reviewer's comments,
and our employer allows me to pay my efforts to v8.4 development cycle
with the "highest" priority.

Again, I strongly want it to be progressed.
If necessary, I'll update my patches as soon as possible.


> 	o Recovery, Replication, Hot Standby:  We need a _final_ version
> of any patches that are targeted for 8.4.  There is so much activity in
> this area I am unclear what is ready for 8.4.
> I think the remaining patches can be addressed pretty easily but we need
> final versions from any authors who are still adjusting them.
> Let's see what we can get done in the next two weeks and reevaluate.

OSS Platform Development Division, NEC
KaiGai Kohei <kaigai(at)ak(dot)jp(dot)nec(dot)com>

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