On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 10:51 PM, Amit Kapila <amit.kapil...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 12:52 AM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
>> Amit Kapila <amit.kapil...@gmail.com> writes:
>>> On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 8:15 PM, Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> wrote:
>>>> Really I'd like to see standalone mode, in its current form, go away
>>>> completely.  I had a prototype patch for allowing psql and other clients
>>>> to interface to a standalone backend.  I think getting that finished would
>>>> be a way more productive use of time than improving debugtup.
>>> The last patch including Windows implementation was posted at below
>>> link sometime back.
>>> http://www.postgresql.org/message-id/6C0B27F7206C9E4CA54AE035729E9C382853263C@szxeml509-mbs
>>> If this is the right thing, I can rebase the patch and make it ready.
>> IIRC, the discussion stalled out because people had security concerns
>> and/or there wasn't consensus about how it should look at the user level.
>> There's probably not much point in polishing a patch until we have more
>> agreement about the high-level design.
> Okay. However +1 for working on that idea as lot of people have shown
> interest in it.

Agreed.  I remember the sticking point as being mostly, like, whether
we should just make it work, or whether we had to do a huge amount of
additional work to turn it into something quite different from what
you had in mind.  That question answers itself.

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

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