On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 12:59 PM, Andres Freund <and...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> In my understanding - as the person doing quite a bit of the coding atm - the
> point is to provide a very minimal *early* prototype to have a sensible basis
> for design decisions/discussions. On one side thats useful to get a feeling
> for the problems involved. On the other side doing design discussions without
> an underlaying basic patch & design on -hackers tends to often go into
> directions of feature creep and bikeshedding. It also helps against "this is
> impossible" claims.
> Parts of this thread and related ones are a somewhat good example of this.
> The plan is to show the early prototype around pgcon and send design documents
> and split-up patches (of that prototype) a holiday and some cleanup later to -
> hackers. I/We aim to have individual, independently usable, parts of the patch
> submitted to the first 9.3 commitfest.
> I definitely do not wish to screw anyone over doing this or such. And I am
> sure thats the same with others working on this. Even if sometimes emotions
> get in the way/into play.

Thanks.  I think we are basically all on the same page, here.  As I
said upthread, I am not trying to accuse anything of doing anything
wrong, and as you and Simon and Greg have all said, you're not trying
to do anything wrong.  So, no problem.  :-)

Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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