On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 12:32:39AM +0200, Catalin Iacob wrote:
> I do have a real concern about the long term attractiveness of the
> project to new developers, especially younger ones as time passes.
> It's not a secret that people will just avoid creaky old projects, and
> for Postgres old out of fashion things do add up: autoconf, raw make,
> Perl for tests, C89, old platform support. I have no doubt that the
> project is already loosing competent potential developers due to this.
> One can say this is superficial and those developers should look at
> the important things but that does not change reality that some will
> just say pass because of dislike of the old technologies I mentioned.
> Personally, I can say that if the project were still in CVS I would
> probably not bother as I just don't have energy to learn an inferior
> old version control system especially as I see version control as
> fundamental to a developer. I don't feel the balance between
> recruiting new developers and end user benefits tilted enough to
> replace the build system but maybe in some years that will be the
What percentage of our adoption decline from new developers is based on
our build system, and how much of it is based on the fact we use the C
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