On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 14:08, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
> Magnus Hagander <mag...@hagander.net> writes:
>> 2011/10/25 Shigeru Hanada <shigeru.han...@gmail.com>:
>>> I'd like to propose pgsql_fdw, FDW for external PostgreSQL server, as a
>>> contrib module.  I think that this module would be the basis of further
>>> SQL/MED development for core, e.g. join-push-down and ANALYZE support.
>> I have not looked at the code itself, but I wonder if we shouldn't
>> consider making this a part of core-proper, not just a contrib module.
>> The fact that it isn't *already* available in core surprises a lot of
>> people...
> We've just spent a whole lot of blood and sweat on making the extension
> mechanism work nicely.  I don't understand this urge to not use it.

We're back to the old discussion, I guess.. I'm happy to see it as an
extension, but I think it should be included with the standard
installation. Like we do with for example pl/pgsql (which I realize
has a dependency on the backend anyway, so it can't be done another
way easily) and pl/perl (which doesn't, AFAIK, so it's a better

> ATM I'm not sure it's even a good idea to push pgsql_fdw into contrib.
> Once we do that its release schedule will get locked to core's ---
> wouldn't it be better to keep flexibility for now, while it's in such
> active development?

I would be happy to keep it outside, and integrate it in the final CF
for example :)

 Magnus Hagander
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