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Re: RFD: PostgreSQL Schema Support

From: "Tim Finch, FosterFinch Ltd" <tim(at)fosterfinch(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: RFD: PostgreSQL Schema Support
Date: 2002-04-05 16:22:34
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At 13:40 05/04/2002 +0100, Dave Page wrote:
>I'm currently starting to implement support for some of the more desirable
>features of PostgreSQL 7.3 which is now well in development. One of these

I wish the desirable features for 7.3 included all of alter table 
implemented. Do you know if it is BTW? A bit out of touch with the 'to do' 
and 'Now done' lists.

>There are a number of ways we could implement this, and I'd like to get some
>feedback on what people think is right.

My gut feeling is get the classes / object model as close as possible to 
what PostgreSQL exposes. As stated for 7.2 and before this is one thing, 
for 7.3 onwards its another.

Perhaps you can freeze pgAdminII code base at some soon point, make it 
known this is where support for 7.2 and earlier ends, and move the version 
number up a notch and follow through with the 7.3 only route from here on 
in? Perhaps for a season offer bug fixe releases only to the frozen 7.2 
version, with a cut off date, roughly in keeping with the expected adoption 
rate of 7.3. For us mere NT/2000 folk, perhaps also wait until 7.3 is out 
on Cygwin, too before freezing all support for 7.2.

Ahhh, the wonderful world of open source.... Its like looking at the best 
countryside in full clarity..... but whilst sitting on a train,
the view always keeps shifting..

Tim Finch,
FosterFinch Ltd

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