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Re: Crediting sponsors in release notes?

From: Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Selena Deckelmann <selena(at)chesnok(dot)com>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Crediting sponsors in release notes?
Date: 2011-05-15 04:52:57
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Selena Deckelmann wrote:
> Feature
> * Commits (list of hashes)
> * Developers (with company affiliation, if desired)
> * Reviewers (if any)
> * Sponsors [optional]
> * Detailed description of feature [optional]

I think burdening the initial implementation here with aiming at 
detailed descriptions will result in two problems.  It makes it less 
likely the whole thing will get built, as that's the most painful part 
to edit down usefully  And it's going to make the resulting page an 
unreadable giant.  The reason I liked making the feature name a URL 
pointing to the commit is so people could click through to see that when 

The idea of starting with SQL is similarly more complicated than I think 
this idea will support until proven to work.  I'd absolutely like to 
have a comprehensive feature/commit/version matrix for PostgreSQL in SQL 
so I can manipulate it for a lot of reasons; it's a great concept.  But 
if someone has to build one in order to make a prototype of this, the 
concept will probably have bloated itself into being impractical for 
this release.  No idea where the manpower to do that is going to come 
from.  Expecting to account for every commit or feature like this is I'd 
consider a good long-term goal, but not something that's going to happen 
for 9.1.

Someone is welcome to correct me by doing it.  I'm going to continue 
aiming for the simplest things that is useful, and hope that's a small 
enough target to accomplish.

Greg Smith   2ndQuadrant US    greg(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com   Baltimore, MD
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