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Re: 8.5 development schedule

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Kevin Grittner <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 8.5 development schedule
Date: 2009-07-01 21:42:03
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Tom Lane wrote:
> "Joshua D. Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
>> On Wed, 2009-07-01 at 17:01 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>>> It comes down to somebody having the willingness to say "no" and the
>>> authority to make it stick.  Robert mentioned upthread that the
>>> committers don't want to be seen as throwing their weight around,
>> Is that the purpose of core? To make exactly those decisions? 
> Core has never seen itself as intended to make feature-by-feature
> decisions.  People seem to be willing to defer to us on release
> schedule-setting, but it's not clear to me that the community has
> delegated us more authority than that.

You have correctly identified the requirement in the sentence quoted 
above. I for one am quite prepared to support core or some person 
designated by core having such authority. I agree with you that without 
something like that not much will improve.



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