Jeremy Drake wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Jan 2007, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
>> Teodor Sigaev wrote:
>>> If there aren't objections then we plan commit patch tomorrow or
>>> after tomorrow.
>> I still haven't heard any argument for why this would be necessary or
>> desirable at all, other than that it looks better for marketing
>> reasons, which I will counter by saying that it looks worse for
>> marketing reasons because our hailed plugin mechanism is apparently so
>> poor that it can't support some practical extension module such as
>> this.
> I for one am greatly looking forward to tsearch2 being in core.  I was
> very fond of the plugin mechanism, until I signed up with a hosting
> provider.  I do not have superuser privileges on the database cluster, and
> they will not install any plugins due to unspecified "security concerns".

You could move to Hub or Command Prompt ;)

Joshua D. Drake

> So ATM if I want full text indexing, my only choice would be to avail
> myself of their mysql instance which has it built in.  So I have been
> jaded, and my opinion of optional plugins has gone from "wow, this is
> neat" to "man, this is a pain".  They do not install plpgsql so I cannot
> write any triggers, they don't install tsearch2 so I don't get full text
> indexing, so all of the great features of postgres I have come to enjoy on
> my own box are suddenly taken away :(
> Sorry for the rant, I am just looking forward to 8.3 so I could get full
> text indexing...


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