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Re: First CommitFest: July 15th

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: First CommitFest: July 15th
Date: 2009-07-02 11:48:23
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On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 7:11 AM, Dave Page<dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Robert Haas<robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>> On Jul 2, 2009, at 3:41 AM, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 1:21 AM, Josh Berkus<josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> wrote:
>>>> Robert, I have not reviewed your software.  Do I need a login or
>>>> something?
>>> It's not in productions yet as It's not been documented or given a
>>> public hostname/servicename, both of which are requirements for any
>>> services. As far as I'm aware, there's been no code
>>> review yet either, which would probably be a good idea.
>>> Which reminds me - that pentabarf installation is getting dangerously
>>> close to being shut down...
>> How do you recommend that we try to address these issues?
> Suggest a suitable name by which we can address the service (we don't
> use the internal names like coridan because things can get moved
> around), and I can set that up in a few minutes.

pgcommitfest?  or just commitfest?

> The documentation is the important bit as we don't deploy any service
> without proper documentation any more (see pgFoundry for reasons why
> not). We don't have a fixed format for that - what we need is a
> description of what software is installed, how it's configured, and so
> on. Enough that any of the sysadmin team can figure out in a couple of
> minutes where the database is and how to access it, or what webserver
> is being used and how to restart it etc. It should be enough that in a
> pinch we can rebuild the server without lots of head-scratching.

OK.  Unfortunately, it's been a while said I did it, but it was mostly
a matter of installing the right set of ports, mostly Perl packages
like Template and Date::Calc.  I will try to write something up.

> We also need a list of key config files, which will be added to our
> autobackup system to ensure we have copies and some change tracking.

OK.  That should be easy to document.


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