thank you very much. Quick comments follow inline.
At 08:12 PM 3/1/2003, Greg Fausak wrote:
One thing I found difficult (probably because I'm
getting older and
can't program like I used to) is keeping track of memory. I've written
too much java, and before that my partner wrote a memory allocation
routines that I have used over the years. I have discussed it with
him (Andy Fullford) and he said he would donate these routines to your
you deem it appropriate. Basically, they allow parent/child
Thank you -- it looks like a very convenient feature. I need to chat
with our malloc owner on that. I suspect that changing ser to this
library now would be very difficult.
Anyway, there are a couple of issues I have hit with
Postgres module and database. First, the column 'user' won't
work in postgres, as it is a reserved word. So, I went with 'user_id'.
This involved changing many other programs in different modules.
I guess that's just about changing the default column name, isn't it?
If that's all, we should go for that in the upcoming release.
Second, I won't be able to completely test the
I have tested it with my ser.cfg file, which just does
subscriber and location table updates. There are a bunch
of other tables used by other modules that I haven't tested
because I don't use them and don't know how.
We will need to spread the testing load accross module owners.
I fear that will not happen before the upcoming release.
Third, I haven't worked in a public project before.
off the postgres module directory will be easy, but the tiny changes
for 'user' to 'user_id' in the many other files in other modules, how
do I forward those changes, or do you even want them?
Submit your patches, we will review them.
Fourth, there are other files that are related to the
module that need to be written. For instance, serctl is wrapped up
in mysql, and there is the database creation script itself. I will
write these postgres based files, but at a slower pace over the next
Getting these sripts postgress-friendly would be a great help. At the
moment, the best person to do that is probably you because the next
most related person is myself and my latency is now growing terribly.