On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 09:21:42AM +0000, Dave Page wrote:
> Tom Lane wrote:
> > Andrew Dunstan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >> Well, here's a question. Given the recent discussion re full 
> >> disjunction, I'd like to know what sort of commitment we are going to 
> >> give people who work on proposed projects.
> > 
> > Um, if you mean are we going to promise to accept a patch in advance of
> > seeing it, the answer is certainly not.  Still, a SoC author can improve
> > his chances in all the usual ways, primarily by getting discussion and
> > rough consensus on a spec and then on an implementation sketch before
> > he starts to do much code.  Lots of showstopper problems can be caught
> > at that stage.
> We cannot necessarily expect the students to work this way without
> guidance if they are not familiar with our processes before they start.
> The mentors should be there to guide not just with the technical aspects
> of the project, but the procedural as well imho.

IIRC, last time we had a pgsql-students (or similar) mailinglist for the
SoC people. That was closed. Perhaps that's a bit counterproductive - it's
better to get introduced to the "normal way of doing things" right away? 
With the help of the mentor, of course.


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