On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 5:50 AM, Dimitri Fontaine
<dimi...@2ndquadrant.fr> wrote:
> Thom Brown <t...@linux.com> writes:
>> None of those others perform such a role.  Instead they add additional
>> functionality intended to be utilised as part of general data usage,
>> adding new types, operators, query functions etc.  Maybe the term
>> "core" is inappropriate.  Instead we might wish to refer to them as
>> "utility extensions" or something like that, although that may be just
>> as vague.
> The term “core” here intends to show off that those extensions are
> maintained by the core PostgreSQL developer team. If needs be, those
> extensions will get updated in minor releases (crash, bugs, security,
> etc).

Everything in contrib meets that definition, more or less.

Robert Haas
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