warlord at MIT.EDU
Sat Apr 12 13:57:30 CDT 2003
linas at linas.org (Linas Vepstas) writes:
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 04:21:27PM -0400, P. Dwayne Miller was heard to remark:
> > Not much traffic recently on the rewrite of the PostgreSQL backend. I'd
> > like to help out, just not sure where to start. Any suggestions for
> > feet-wetting level tasks?
> Posting to gnucash-devel instead of gnucash-user would be a start ...
> I myself, author of the current postgres backend, am not sure I understand
> why the backend needs to be re-written. It *does* have some minor problems,
> but I didn't think these were serious.
> It does, however, need to be extended to support business objects.
And this is why it needs to be re-written. The current backend code
is not at all extensible. Adding new storage types is a pain in the
butt. The query code needs to be completely gutted to handle other
data types.. It's just a mess.
You can ask Matthew Vanneck, who has spent a lot of time working on a
re-write, for more information.
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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