Hello, At the beginning of the month, in <http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2006-09/msg00453.php>, I said that I'd be willing to try to do any sort of co-ordination, document writing, &c. for a project that might define common back-end resources necessary for the various kinds of replication systems people seem to want.
There seems to be a widespread agreement that there is more than one sort of replication facilities that are desired, and that none of the systems on offer satisfies all of those desires. There also seems to be a hope that we could come to some sort of agreement on what the necessary conditions for any of these facilties are. If we could, then we could build the necessary framework to provide those conditions, and it could be made available in the back end without every replication project having to be shipped with the main PostgreSQL code. I have absolutely no clue whether this is really possible, but it seems like it might be worth trying to find out at least in principle. So I said I'd try to co-ordinate the definition of the necessary conditions. Someone suggested to me that I set up a mailing list to do that, because otherwise we might generate a lot of pointless noise on the -hackers list. I have set up a list. If anyone is interested, you can subscribe to [EMAIL PROTECTED] either by visiting <http://pgfoundry.org/mailman/listinfo/replica-hooks-discuss> or by mailing <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> with a subject of "subscribe". A -- Andrew Sullivan | [EMAIL PROTECTED] This work was visionary and imaginative, and goes to show that visionary and imaginative work need not end up well. --Dennis Ritchie ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 4: Have you searched our list archives? http://archives.postgresql.org