> Support of PGCluster-I, which we're discussing here, > is being dropped > in favor of the shared-disk PGCluster-II which was > demonstrated at the > anniversary conference. IIRC, PGCluster-I does use > command-based > replication but is merged into the parser in such a > way as to make it > work quite well--unlike the man-in-the-middle > approach taken by > pgpool.
A shared disk approach doesn't fullfill the needs of everyone. So I guess PGCluster I and II would answer different needs and can co-exist. > > > Finally, pgcluster is very out-of-date. The last > version uses 8.0.1 and > > was released on Mar. 7, 2005. If the author can't > find the time to > > maintain it, I don't see why that burden should be > put on the shoulders > > of this community. > > Umm, I don't know where you're looking Jim, but the > last update was > February 10, 2006 and it's for PostgreSQL 8.1.1. > Frankly, it has had > a very good track record of development and bug > fixes... so let's not > make assumptions on (very large PostgreSQL) projects > we're unfamiliar > with. 8.1.2 actually, which I have updated to apply to 8.1.4. I posted a patch on the pgcluster mailing list but I already have two significant fixes related to pgcluster and one minor change related to the upgrade itself. I am to use PGCluster in a real time embedded fault-tolerant system, so I'm likely to emit a few more patches in the way to make it more robust and performant on some aspects. That said, my company would feel more confortable with the idea that it's part of the postgresql mainstream distro for many obvious reasons - or we might drop postgresql altogether - which is why I'm proposing myself to do the necessary work to integrate it in postgresql if there's interest. It's pretty non intrusive for your average postgresql user who won't see a difference, and very little so for a postgresql developer. At the same time, anyone wanting replication will have that option in standard. It's all benefits. So, should I give it a try? __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 1: if posting/reading through Usenet, please send an appropriate subscribe-nomail command to [EMAIL PROTECTED] so that your message can get through to the mailing list cleanly