PgCon 2012 Developer Meeting
From PostgreSQL wiki
A meeting of the most active PostgreSQL developers is being planned for Wednesday 16th May, 2012 near the University of Ottawa, prior to pgCon 2012. In order to keep the numbers manageable, this meeting is by invitation only. Unfortunately it is quite possible that we've overlooked important code developers during the planning of the event - if you feel you fall into this category and would like to attend, please contact Dave Page (email@example.com).
Please note that this year the attendee numbers have been cut to try to keep the meeting more productive. Invitations have been sent only to developers that have been highly active on the database server over the 9.2 release cycle. We have not invited any contributors based on their contributions to related projects, or seniority in regional user groups or sponsoring companies, unlike in previous years.
This is a PostgreSQL Community event. Room and refreshments/food sponsored by EnterpriseDB. Other companies sponsored attendance for their developers.
Time & Location
The meeting will be from 9AM to 5PM, and will be in the "Red Experience" room at:
Novotel Ottawa 33 Nicholas Street Ottawa Ontario K1N 9M7
Food and drink will be provided throughout the day, including breakfast from 8AM.
The following people have RSVPed to the meeting (in alphabetical order, by surname):
- Oleg Bartunov
- Josh Berkus (Secretary)
- Jeff Davis
- Andrew Dunstan
- Dimitri Fontaine
- Stephen Frost
- Peter Geoghegan
- Kevin Grittner
- Robert Haas
- Magnus Hagander
- Shigeru Hanada
- Hitoshi Harada
- KaiGai Kohei
- Tom Lane
- Noah Misch
- Bruce Momjian
- Dave Page (Chair)
- Simon Riggs
- Teodor Sigaev
- Greg Smith
Proposed Agenda Items
Please list proposed agenda items here:
- Priorities for 9.3 [All]
- Description: discuss what people are working on and what's likely to be in 9.3.
- Goals: set expectations and coordinate work schedules for 9.3.
- Queuing [Dimitri, Kevin]
- Materialized views [Dimitri, Kevin]
- Partitioning and Segment Exclusion [Dimitri]
- The MERGE statement: Challenges and priorities [Peter G]
- Row-level Access Control and SELinux [KaiGai]
- Security label on user tables
- Dynamic expandable enum data types
- Enforcement of triggers by extension
- Enhancement of FDW at v9.3 [KaiGai]
- Writable foreign tables
- Stuffs to be pushed down (Join, Aggregate, Sort, ...)
- Inheritance of foreign/regular tables
- Constraint (PK/FK) & Trigger support.
- Ending CommitFests in a timely fashion, especially the last one. Avoiding a crush of massive feature patches at the end of the cycle. Handling big patches that aren't quite ready yet. Getting more people to help with patch review. [Robert]
- What Developers Want [Josh]
- Description: a top-5 list of features and obstacles to developer adoption of PostgreSQL (with slides)
- Goal: to set priorities for some features aimed at application users
- In-Place Upgrades & Checksums [Greg Smith, Simon]
- Description: Revisit in-place upgrades of the page format, now that pg_upgrade is available and multiple checksum implementations needing it have been proposed.
- Goal: Nail down some incremental milestones for 9.3 development to aim at.
- Autonomous Subtransactions [Simon]
- Parallel Query [Bruce Momjian]
- Report from Clustering Meeting [Josh] (10 min)
- Description: to summarize the discussions of the cluster-hackers meeting from the previous day
- Goal: inter-team synchronization. Possibly, decisions requested on specific in-core features.
|08:45 - 09:00||Welcome and introductions||Dave Page|
|10:30 - 10:45||Coffee break|
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch|
|15:00 - 15:15||Tea break|
|16:45 - 17:00||Any other business/group photo||Dave Page|