The community cannot ask anyone to work harder.  What we do ask is that
if you start working on an item, let us know, and if you stop working on
it, let us know soon so others can work on it.

Also, if something is on the TODO list, the community doesn't need to
shoot signal rockets to tell people it is important.  The fact it is on
the TODO list indicates it is significant, unless you are told
otherwise.  Shifting blame on an incomplete feature to the community
doesn't help anyone.


Jonah H. Harris wrote:
> 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
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