On 10/8/07, Magnus Hagander <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Marko Kreen wrote:
> > On 10/8/07, Magnus Hagander <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >> On Sun, Oct 07, 2007 at 11:32:19PM +0000, Jan Wieck wrote:
> >>> Log Message:
> >>> -----------
> >>> Added the Skytools extended transaction ID module to contrib as discussed
> >>> on CORE previously.
> >
> > To explain the situation, the public discussion about the current
> > submission happened here:
> >
> >  
> > http://lists.pgfoundry.org/pipermail/skytools-users/2007-September/000245.html
> >
> > and here:
> >
> >  http://lists.slony.info/pipermail/slony1-hackers/2007-September/000057.html
> Ok. That certainly explains it - it did sound weird to have that go in
> without any public discussion at all - but none of those lists are
> pgsql-hackers ;-)

Yes, sorry about that.  Just the discussion started very
hypetetically, with us probing each other opinion, and there
was nothing to discuss with -hackers.

When we saw a concrete plan for the module, then it was too late
to do a regular -hackers submission, due to the beta timeline
we needed -core opinion immidiately.

Now, after -core gave a nod, then yes, the patch should have been
to -hackers with a notice that it is on fast-path.

[btw, this is me guessing Jan's thinking, but I would have
acted same way.]

> > Now as you can read from recent disussion we had, we found out
> > that it would be *really* *really* cool if it would appear
> > in 8.3...  Talk about last moment...
> Well, if it's really really cool to have, why do we put it in /contrib?
> If it's that cool, it should be in core, no?

Main cool thing came from fact that this is the last moment
Slony could do such big conversion of it's codebase.

> That's not just making comments, I really *do* think that it should be
> in core if it's interesting enough to be added to contrib at this time.

Yes, it is cool enough to be in core and I think that's the goal.

But asking for it to be accepted to core a week before beta and
couple months after feature freeze would be asking bit too much,
don't you think?  ;)


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