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Re: Need new project admin for unbundled Tcl interface libpgtcl?

From: Karl Lehenbauer <karl(at)sc(dot)com>
To: Brett Schwarz <brett_schwarz(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org, karl(at)procplace(dot)com,L J Bayuk <ljb220(at)mindspring(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Need new project admin for unbundled Tcl interface libpgtcl?
Date: 2004-02-10 04:07:30
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I'm with Brett.  You're welcome to come aboard.  It's in heavy use at 
our shop.  The project could definitely use some help.  There are some 
nice things in the gborg version, access to next generation stuff in 
the C library.


On Feb 9, 2004, at 8:26 PM, Brett Schwarz wrote:

> I don't quite understand why it has to be one way or
> the other. Why don't you just ask for admin/update
> proviledges, and get added to the project? That's what
> I did when Karl started the project.
> I believe there have already been some of the bug
> fixes rolled in from the PG sources, from other
> people.
> One of the problems I see is that it was asked over a
> year ago to separate libpgtcl from the core, and Karl
> did that. But people continued to update the core
> libpgtcl for some reason, I am not sure why.
> Did you base your changes off of the Gborg project or
> the libpgtcl that's still in the core?
> I would welcome your changes into the gborg, but I
> don't think there is any reason to create a new
> project or change admins at this point. Just because I
> don't have time now to make any updates, doesn't mean
> I won't later...
> --- L J Bayuk <ljb220(at)mindspring(dot)com> wrote:
>> It has now been over a year since the last beta
>> release of the unbundled
>> libpgtcl on  This interface
>> seems to have gotten
>> itself stuck part-way towards unbundling.  Are the
>> project admins still
>> around (Brett Schwarz and Karl Lehenbauer)? From
>> back in Nov 2002, I think
>> the 1.4b3 code was release quality, but there wasn't
>> much documentation.
>> Now the code also needs to be resynchronized with
>> fixes in the bundled
>> libpgtcl.
>> If the current project admins don't want it, nobody
>> else steps forward, and
>> the PostgreSQL Group is still in favor of unbundling
>> this interface, I
>> would like to take over the project.  I've done some
>> work on the code, and
>> my own version is much further along than 1.4b3 on
>> gborg. I have:
>>     - Rolled in the PostgreSQL-7.4 (and later)
>> fixes;
>>     - Added new features: prepared queries, extended
>> error codes,
>>       transaction status, extended field attributes,
>> backend parameters,
>>       notice/warning message handlers, NULL value
>> testing (these are
>>       also in my pgin.tcl pure-Tcl interface);
>>     - Various cleanups, fixes, finish conversion to
>> Tcl objects;
>>     - A Makefile for the free Borland C compiler to
>> build a DLL for
>>       Windows, which works with the latest
>> ActiveState Tcl binary release;
>>     - A test suite using tcltest;
>>     - Made lots of progress on the Docbook
>> documentation.
>> What do you think? Should the (former) admins step
>> aside, and let me
>> take over? Or do we give up and re-bundle it?
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