On 11 May 2005, at 08:16, Simon Riggs wrote:

On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 11:03 +0100, Alex Stapleton wrote:

So, when/is PG meant to be getting a decent partitioning system?

ISTM that your question seems to confuse where code comes from. Without
meaning to pick on you, or reply rudely, I'd like to explore that
question. Perhaps it should be a FAQ entry.

All code is written by someone, and those people need to eat. Some
people are fully or partly funded to perform their tasks on this project
(coding, patching, etc). Others contribute their time for a variety of
reasons where involvement has a positive benefit.

You should ask these questions:
- Is anyone currently working on (Feature X)?
- If not, Can I do it myself?
- If not, and I still want it, can I fund someone else to build it for

Asking "when is Feature X going to happen" is almost certainly going to
get the answer "never" otherwise, if the initial development is large
and complex. There are many TODO items that have lain untouched for
years, even though adding the feature has been discussed and agreed.

Best Regards, Simon Riggs

Acceptable Answers to 'So, when/is PG meant to be getting a decent partitioning system?':

1. Person X is working on it I believe.
2. It's on the list, but nobody has done anything about it yet
3. Your welcome to take a stab at it, I expect the community would support your efforts as well.
4. If you have a huge pile of money you could probably buy the Moon. Thinking along those lines, you can probably pay someone to write it for you.
5. It's a stupid idea, and it's never going to work, and heres why..............

Unacceptable Answers to the same question:

    1. Yours.

Be more helpful, and less arrogant please. Everyone else who has contributed to this thread has been very helpful in clarifying the state of affairs and pointing out what work is and isn't being done, and alternatives to just waiting for PG do it for you.

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