PostgreSQL work

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sat Apr 12 13:57:30 CDT 2003

linas at (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.

> --linas


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