On 8/4/06, Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Not to be unkind, but AFAIR all the unmet expectations in this release cycle came from commercially-sponsored developers who said they'd do X and then didn't finish it.
FYI, I am not commercially sponsered. I am a full-time employee devoted to working on database internals, drivers, Oracle compatibility, architecture, prototyping, and some performance stuff for EnterpriseDB. While I work full-time for EnterpriseDB, they have ALWAYS given me time to work on other PostgreSQL-related things when I ask for it. However, with the exception of the INSERT/UPDATE RETURNING patch (which EnterpriseDB asked me to submit), the PostgreSQL community is, and always has been, primarily my own personal time. If I would've known a good number of people were asking for WITH RECURSIVE (as Josh mentioned), I would've had more incentive to work on it. Again, the original patch for this has been out since 7.3.4, and no one has seen fit to work on this feature in 3 years. If it's a feature the community seriously wanted, maybe someone should've said something. A couple of you said it would be nice to have, but I don't recall seeing any community-oriented, "we *really* want this feature in 8.2" (similar to other features). I would've gladly supported anyone else who wanted to do it. I do have a family and by the time I get to work on something at home it's approaching 23:00; the last thing I want to do is spend a few hours coding something no one seems to want. Similarly, it's even harder to get motivated when the people complaining about a missing feature are those who didn't seem to want it to begin with. I don't know what you want unless you tell me and I've got better things to do than play a psychic. -Jonah ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 4: Have you searched our list archives? http://archives.postgresql.org