On Thu, 13 Jul 2006, Jonah H. Harris wrote:

I don't believe anyone has offered any suggestions or good alternatives other than what we have now; keeping high-profile projects like PL/Java on gborg/pgfoundry (which sucks IMHO).


What is being discussed here is *purely* a packaging issue ... how many actually download the postgresql tar ball directly, vs downloading RPMs, or installing from FreeBSD ports, or Solaris packages, or ... ?

Using pl/Java as an example ... just went to Google, searched for pl<space>java, and gborg comes up as the first response, so finding it isn't difficult ...

But, I can't find anything there to download ... just a pointer to a Wiki, which, I'm sorry, would definitely not be my first thought to go look at for a downloads ...

So, let's try ftp ...


Nothing there newer then November 2005:

ftp> ls -lt
227 Entering Passive Mode (66,98,251,159,248,251)
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
total 23026
-rw-r--r--  1 80  1009  206134 Nov 20  2005 pljava-src-1.2.0.tar.gz
-rw-r--r--  1 80  1009  522895 Nov 20  2005 
-rw-r--r--  1 80  1009  522955 Nov 20  2005 
-rw-r--r--  1 80  1009  421717 Nov 20  2005 
-rw-r--r--  1 80  1009  421999 Nov 20  2005 

so, if there is a newer version (I actually eventually went to the wiki, so know there is a 1.3.0), its not taking advantage of the PostgreSQL file distribution network that has been developed over the years ...

'k, go back and check Google, the top 5 listings, in order:

gborg x 2
pl-j pgfoundry
pljava wiki

so, if using google, the first place most ppl will go to look for informatino is the one place you say "sucks" ... gborg ... second choice would be the other place you say "sucks" ... pgfoundry ... eventually, giving up on those two, they'd maybe try the wiki, *but*, only because the project maintainer hasn't been uploading files to gborg/pgfoundry, not because gborg/pgfoundry isn't found in search engines ...

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