Am Montag, den 25.02.2008, 15:27 +0100 schrieb Peter Eisentraut: > Am Dienstag, 27. November 2007 schrieb Mathias Hasselmann: > > 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. > > I am not convinced about the usefulness of the subtypes patch. The examples > you cite -- FTP, bittorrent, distcc -- are cases where a client could pick > the most appropriate server from a set of equivalent instances. I don't see > how this can be useful in a PostgreSQL setting, at least not based on the > parameters server version and protocol version that you implemented.
Well, I could imagine certain cases, where applications only want to list Postgresql servers newer than release x.y - since they depend on certain new features of that release. But you could be right, that the approach I've implemented only allows filtering for "revision == x.y", but not the intended "revision >= x.y". So maybe the release number, or a feature list (similar the capability list of SMTP) should be put into the announcement's TXT record. Well, but I do not consider that sub-type feature that important. Ciao, Mathias -- Mathias Hasselmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.openismus.com/ - We can get it done. ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 6: explain analyze is your friend