> 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. > > > > This module offers transaction ID's containing the original XID and the > > transaction epoch as a bigint value to the user level. It also provides > > a special txid_snapshot data type that contains an entire transactions > > visibility snapshot information, which is useful to determine if a > > particular txid was visible to a transaction or not. > > > > The module has been tested by porting Slony-I from using its original > > xxid data type. > > > > Jan > > A couple of questions on this. I'm not objecting to the tech stuff itself, > but on procedure: > > 1) Why was this added without any discussion, or even notification, on > -hackers before it was done? Last I checked, -core claim not to deal with > such technicalities, but defer to -hackers (or other lists as needed). I > certainly > trust -core to make the right call no these things, but it's not the > procedure that we claim to have. > > If that procedure is changing (I've been getting a sneaky feeling that > it's tilting a bit in that direction before this one), that's fine, but it > should be communicated to the community so everybody knows how it works. > > > 2) How can this go in *months* after feature freeze, and even after we > tagged and bundled beta1? This makes such discission even more important, > IMHO. > > 3) I thought the general agreement was to cut down on contrib, and move > things either to pgfoundry or to core. Why are we adding more? I'm sure > there's motivation for this as discussed on -core, but the rest of us would > like to know that as well... Like why we're not trying to make it a real > feature, if it's something that's important enough to break the rules as in > #2 above. > > > Or I could've missed the discussion on -hackers that actually took place - > in that case, just discard this message. but the only one I recall is > someone asking for pl/proxy to go in.
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