> You miss the point. Everybody knows that those laws are not too hard > to circumvent if you are willing to break the law. The question is > how hard is it for someone to distribute Postgres into one of those > countries *without* breaking any local law. We won't be making things > better if we make it difficult or impossible to put together a > crypto-free PG distribution; we'll just be cutting off some potential > users.
O.k. that is certainly true. > > As Peter keeps pointing out, this urge to push everything into core is > misguided anyway. I do not believe we need to push everything into core. I do believe there is a lot of stuff that is not in core, that could be and possibly should be. > The fact that you can build useful functionality as > extension modules is a strength of PG, not a weakness, and we should > build on that strength instead of running away from it. If you ask me > we should be working on these things: I am not suggesting it is a weakness in any way. I think its great. I am just saying there appears to be several modules that really should be in core that aren't. > > * Better packaging support, eg make it easier to add/remove an extension > module and control how pg_dump deals with it. We talked about that > awhile back but nobody did anything with the ideas. > Yes that would be great. > * Better documentation for the contrib modules; some of them are > reasonably well doc'd now, but many are not, and in almost all cases > it's only plain text not SGML. > Agreed... more to the point, if it is in contrib it needs to be documented in Docbok and it needs to have a section in the main docs. > * Better advertising, for instance make the contrib documentation > available on the website (which probably requires SGML conversion > to happen first...) Agreed. Sincerely, Joshua D. Drake > > regards, tom lane > -- === The PostgreSQL Company: Command Prompt, Inc. === Sales/Support: +1.503.667.4564 || 24x7/Emergency: +1.800.492.2240 Providing the most comprehensive PostgreSQL solutions since 1997 http://www.commandprompt.com/ Donate to the PostgreSQL Project: http://www.postgresql.org/about/donate PostgreSQL Replication: http://www.commandprompt.com/products/ ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 5: don't forget to increase your free space map settings