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Re: another project for techdocs?

From: Hornyak Laszlo <kocka(at)tigrasoft(dot)hu>
To: elein <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: another project for techdocs?
Date: 2003-08-25 07:15:10
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On Sat, 23 Aug 2003, elein wrote:

> There was recently a request for a sample
> database for postgresql on pgsql-general.  
> The point of having one or more of these
> is to show off features.
> Illustra had the video store database.
> Informix had something similar as did
> Sybase and Ingres.  Oracle apparently
> has several examples of databases 
> to show off a variety of market focussed
> features.  And there is the ubiquitous
> department-division-employees variations.
> These are usually small applications,
> ideally including a front end which
> require basic rdbms features (shows 
> solidity) and a few of the whiz bang
> features (shows off).  The techniques
> in the app can be mined by new
> developers, too.
> The applications should be re-usable in 
> tutorials or classes.
> Does anyone have things like this built
> already?  I have a couple of very small apps,
> but they are generally tied to reporting.

Errr... I am working on a PostgreSQL schema that emulates a unix
filesystem. It works with inheritance, have triggers and pl/pgSQL
functions. I have a slightly modified java ftpserver (from
jakarta incubator-ftpserver) that serves files from it. It is in very beta
I think it takes 1-2 weeks to get it into publishable form, if you need


> Or is anyone interested in creating
> a new one?  Or packaging up an exisiting one?
> I'd be happy to collaborate on one
> but I don't have the bandwidth to code
> up a new one.
> elein
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