Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement

From: David Fetter
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement
Date: ,
Msg-id: 20050430214004.GA22531@fetter.org
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In response to: Increased company involvement  (Bruce Momjian)
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 Re: Increased company involvement  ("Andy Astor", )
 Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Andrew Dunstan, )
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    Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Robert Treat, )
    Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  ("Jim C. Nasby", )
     Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Mitch Pirtle, )
      Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
      [OT] Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Tom Copeland, )
       Re: [OT] Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Russell Smith, )
   Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Bruce Momjian, )
   Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  ("Marc G. Fournier", )
  Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Kris Jurka, )
   Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Bruce Momjian, )
   Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Josh Berkus, )
   Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  ("Jim C. Nasby", )
  Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Chris Travers, )
 Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
  Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  ("Jim C. Nasby", )
 Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
 Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Kris Jurka, )
  Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Robert Treat, )
 Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Christopher Browne, )
 Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Christopher Browne, )
 Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (David Fetter, )
  Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Robert Treat, )
 Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  ("Marc G. Fournier", )
 Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  ("Nicolai Petri (lists)", )
 Re: [OT] Re: [HACKERS] Increased company involvement  (Mitch Pirtle, )

On Sat, Apr 30, 2005 at 10:37:06AM +0200, Nicolai Petri (lists) wrote:
> >Anyone interested in pooling funds for features should take a look at
> >http://people.freebsd.org/~phk/funding.html, which is about a FreeBSD
> >developer who offered to work full-time on developing some specific
> >features should enough people donate. Also worthy of mention is
> >http://www.freebsdfoundation.org/.
> This was really a great idea and we (my company) also supported it because
> we use freebsd as our primary os. We also use PostgreSQL as our primary db
> so it would be more than likely that we would donate money for something
> similar with postgresql if either :
>  a) we can direct the money at one or more specific tasks
>  or
>  b) the tasks founded will be related to core postgresql features e.g.
>     generel performance or other benefits that fits all.
>
> >I think that for certain key features there's probably a lot of
> >people who would fork over between $100 and $1000 towards getting a
> >feature completed.

> Yes - without any promise I would probably be able to raise between
> $1000 and $3000 in a period of the next 3 months. I would definately
> try it and I have multiple customers that have giving their intent
> on something like this.

Great!

> >Improved replication might be a good example. Table
> >partitioning would absolutely be an example. If there was a means for
> >these people to donate money towards work being done on some feature,
> >it's very likely that large chunks of development time could be paid for
> >just from smaller shops, let alone places that can afford to toss $20k
> >towards the development of something.
> I totally agree. In our preference list I would have the following tasks :
> 1)  IOT (Index Ordered Tables)

Is this different from CLUSTER?

> 2)  Table partitioning

That'd be nice.  It may be part of the bizgres effort, which
underscores the point others have made about this being not exactly
easy to find.

> 3)  Better multimaster replication framework

Slony-2 will be one of these.  It depends (I think) on 2PC, which
appears slated for 8.1. :)

> 4)  Extending PostgreSQL's plugin support with additional hooks in the
>      backend e.g. :
>       - for adding new tablestore engines (like mysql can)

To some approximation, DBI-Link
http://pgfoundry.org/projects/dbi-link/
does this.  Any help with this would be greatly appreciated, as it is
quickly approaching the edge of my skillset.

>       - for adding callbacks that get's called on transaction
> success/failure using SPI. (e.g. for housekeeping and cleanup)

Would this be like an ON COMMIT TRIGGER?

> 5)  Adding parameter support for NOTIFY / LISTEN

What's this for, and what cool stuff could one do with it?

Cheers,
D
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