-----Original Message-----
From: Merlin Moncure [mailto:mmonc...@gmail.com] 
Sent: 20 March 2012 03:15
To: Heikki Linnakangas
Cc: Alvaro Herrera; Atri Sharma; Daniel Farina; Andrew Dunstan; Dave Page;
Pg Hackers
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Regarding column reordering project for GSoc 2012

On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 2:49 PM, Heikki Linnakangas
<heikki.linnakan...@enterprisedb.com> wrote:
> On 19.03.2012 21:29, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
>> Excerpts from Atri Sharma's message of lun mar 19 16:20:09 -0300 2012:
>>> I was just going through PGfoundry and I think I will be able to work
>>> on the PL/Java project.Please let me know If I can proceed further on
>>> ot for GSOC and also,if currently there is any work that needs to be
>>> done on PL/java.
>> Hm, I'm not sure on PL/Java.  As far as I know, it is a dead project.
> I haven't followed PL/java either, but it doesn't look quite dead to me.
> last release was in September 2011, and there are active discussions on
> mailing lists. If it's not completely up-to-date with latest JDK and
> PostgreSQL releases, perhaps bringing it up-to-date and then adding some
> missing functionality would be a useful GSoC project.
> I would suggest that you ask on the pl/java mailing list if there is
> something suitable for a GSoC project there, and if one of the pl/java
> developers would be willing to mentor.

pl/java works pretty well and is somewhat widely used although it
might need some more active maintainers.  just jumping into the
project and nailing some old bugs and getting the juices flowing would
be a tremendous help, as well as the less glamorous work of
documentation and regular status updates.

one pl/java based project that IMO is just screaming to be done is a
pl/java based FDW (wrapping JDBC) that would approximately reproduce
dblink...maybe with some extra features geared towards ETL type jobs
like a row based callback for transformations in java.


Hi Merlin

Thanks for the idea.

Could you please elaborate more on the project idea? It would be a great
help for me.


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