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- Otis Green
March 21, 2005, 8:10 am
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Vote for or against a new newsgroup proposal.
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FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
unmoderated group comp.databases.postgresql
comp.databases.postgresql PGSQL Relational Database Management System.
Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 9 Apr 2005.
This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party. Questions about
the proposed group should be directed to the proponent.
To provide a Big-Eight usenet group for users of the PostgreSQL
Relational Database Management System. Currently there are mailing
lists gated to the public pgsql.* hierarchy. Issues with mailing
list gateways, and the much larger distribution of the Big-Eight
hierarchy make it extremely desirable to have a PostgreSQL group
in the Big Eight.
The newsgroup comp.databases.postgresql is a usenet discussion group
for the PostgreSQL Relational Database Management System. Topics
of discussion may include:
* General discussions of PostgreSQL.
* Assisting beginners in using the PostgreSQL Relational Database
* Help answer basic questions.
* Discussions pertaining to the administration, compilation
and installation of PostgreSQL.
* Announcements of new versions of PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL
related software, and documentation.
* Administration of PostgreSQL interfaces, including JDBC and ODBC.
* Administration and installation of the Contrib packages.
* Using PostgreSQL Point in Time Recovery.
* Startup scripts, or scripts that automate PostgreSQL related tasks.
DEVELOPING WITH POSTGRESQL
* Programming using PostgreSQL.
* Developing with PostgreSQL interfaces, including JDBC and ODBC.
* PostgreSQL performance, benchmarking and related topics.
* How to use Replication in PostgreSQL.
* Hardware, Software configurations and recommendations for optimal
PostgreSQL operation. Examples are x86-64, NUMA, etc.
* Announcements of patches that fix vulnerabilities.
* PostgreSQL Best practices to design and keep PostgreSQL secure.
* SSH, SSL, and the Crypto Contrib packages.
* Normalization and theory as it applies to PostgreSQL.
* Transactions, Indices, Cursors, Triggers, and Nested Transactions.
* PostgreSQL specific topics such as Objects.
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