Hello, Congratulations to the 8.3 release. No, that pre-release stress is over I'd really like to put attention on my Avahi patches again.
Avahi/Bonjour/DNS-SD support is very important, for integrating Postgresql with modern desktop environments like OSX, GNOME, KDE: It's very convenient to choose active DBMS servers in your local network from a list, instead of memorizing "cryptic" connection parameters. In Glom we use Postgresql as DBMS of choice. This application would greatly benefit from the possibility to choose central Postgresql servers from an automatically updated list. For OSX builds Postgresql already has DNS-SD support via Apple's Bonjour library. For Linux Avahi is the library of choice. Modern distribu- tions ship it as main package, since both GNOME and KDE make use of it. Since DNS-SD is a published IETF standard  client applications choose whatever DNS-SD implementation they like. Applying this patche series would bring Postgresql's Linux port on par with the OSX port in terms of desktop integration. People not wanting DNS-SD support for their server can easily control that feature via the "--with-avahi" configure scripts. Thank your for attention, Mathias  http://www.dns-sd.org/  http://www.glom.org/  http://www.avahi.org/  http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2782.txt Am Dienstag, den 27.11.2007, 11:19 +0100 schrieb Mathias Hasselmann: > Postmaster already has code to announce its services via DNS-SD > (ZeroConf) by using Apple's Bonjour API. This series of patches > implements that capability on top of the Avahi library which > is free software, available for a wider variety of platforms. > > I've separated the change set into smaller pieces for easy review. Also > I don't know, if the 4th patch adding subtypes describing Postgresql's > capabilities is wanted by the Postgresql community. Being a desktop guy, > using Postgresql as embedded database, I'd really like to see all of the > patches merged, but I could imagine some opposition against the verbose > nature of the subtypes patch. > > Each of the patches as a short description of its purpose. > > I couldn't find any ChangeLog files in the repository, and also I didn't > invest much time in investigating how the HISTORY file of distribution > tarballs is assembled. So if the repository contains file I should have > modified for documenting my changes, I apologize for not updating them. > >  http://www.avahi.org/ > ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- > TIP 1: if posting/reading through Usenet, please send an appropriate > subscribe-nomail command to [EMAIL PROTECTED] so that your > message can get through to the mailing list cleanly -- Mathias Hasselmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.openismus.com/ - We can get it done. ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 1: if posting/reading through Usenet, please send an appropriate subscribe-nomail command to [EMAIL PROTECTED] so that your message can get through to the mailing list cleanly