Josh Berkus wrote: > > We can always do nothing, which is a safe and viable option. > > Not really, no. The whole recovery.conf thing is very broken and > inhibits adoption of PostgreSQL because our users can't figure it out. > > You've made it pretty clear that you're personally comfortable with how > replication configuration works now, and aren't really interested in any > changes. That's certainly a valid viewpoint, but the users and > contributors who find the API horribly unusable also have a valid > viewpoint. You don't automatically win arguments because you're on the > side of backwards compatibility. > > When we released binary replication in 9.0, I thought everyone knew that > it was a first cut and that we'd be making some dramatic changes -- > including ones which broke things -- over the next few versions. There > was simply no way for us to know real user requirements until the > feature was in the field and being deployed in production. We would > discover some things which really didn't work and that we had to break > and remake. And we have. > > Now you are arguing for premature senescence, where our first API > becomes our only API now and forever. That's a road to project death.
Agreed. This thread has already expended too much of our valuable time, in my opinion. I think we have enough agreement that we need a new API, so let's design one. If we can add some backward-compatibility here, great, but let's not have that driving the discussion. Replication is already complex enough that having two ways to set this up just adds confusion. Replication/PITR does not affect SQL or applications --- it affects admin scripts and tools, so they are just going to have to adjust. We are not going to make everyone happy, so let's just move forward --- if people want to pout in the corner, I really don't care. -- Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> http://momjian.us EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com + It's impossible for everything to be true. + -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers