Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD

From: Bruce Momjian
Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD
Date: ,
Msg-id: 200608311831.k7VIVZd10338@momjian.us
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In response to: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  ("Joshua D. Drake")
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Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
 Re: Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Martijn van Oosterhout, )
  Re: Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Bruce Momjian, )
 Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Josh Berkus, )
  Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
   Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Josh Berkus, )
    Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
    Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Tom Lane, )
     Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on  (Bruce Momjian, )
      Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on  (Alvaro Herrera, )
       Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on  (Stefan Kaltenbrunner, )
        Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on  (Martijn van Oosterhout, )
         Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on  (Stefan Kaltenbrunner, )
          Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on  (Martijn van Oosterhout, )
         Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on  (Peter Eisentraut, )
          Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on  ("Tomi NA", )
     Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Chris Travers, )
    Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Anton de Wet, )
     Training (from Thought provoking...)  (, )
      Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Training (from Thought provoking...)  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
      Re: Training (from Thought provoking...)  (Alban Hertroys, )
     Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Bricklen Anderson, )
      Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
       Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (mdean, )
        Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Anton de Wet, )
    Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Robert Treat, )
    Re: Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Bruno Wolff III, )
     Re: Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Scott Marlowe, )
      Re: Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Ron Johnson, )
       Re: Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Tom Lane, )
        Re: Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Ron Johnson, )
         Re: Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Tom Lane, )
          Re: Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Ron Johnson, )
      Re: Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Shane Ambler, )
       Re: Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Tim Tassonis, )
   Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Bruce Momjian, )
    Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
     Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Bill Moran, )
   Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Thought provoking piece on NetBSD  (Martijn van Oosterhout, )

Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> >
> > The only part of this that I see as relevant to us is setting of
> > development goals.  And we've already discussed this ad nauseum on the
> > Hackers list and AFAIK have an initial plan (the enhanced TODO), lacking
> > only the resources to implement it this month.
>
> Almost the whole thing is relevant :). Keep in mind that I am not saying

I totally agree!

> that it is negative. For example the NetBSD core is obviously cranked,
> where our Core tends to stay out of the way. That is a positive.
>
> On the other hand, we do suffer from the locked project problem (the
> recent recursive query debacle is a perfect example).

Yep, but fortunately this problem doesn't happen to us often.

> Anyway, the post as I said was for provoking thought, not for
> antagonistic measures. I saw good and bad and thought it would be good
> for everyone to review as we are as a project dealing with some of our
> own growth problems.

Yes.  There are lessons to be learned.

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