Is this group still alive?

Ben Coleman's picture

Has the activity for this group gone elsewhere?

We're pretty much a Postgres-only shop, and on Drupal, that means that you end up creating plenty of module (and, occasionally, core) patches to correct Postgres incompabilities. I generally post those I create, and usually find that they languish without reviews. Would be nice if I had somewhere I could alert other Postgres users to Postgres compatibility patches that need review. Where would be a good place for that?


Hi! I'm one of the core

Josh Waihi's picture

Hi! I'm one of the core PostgreSQL maintainers. I'm still alive but unfortunately haven't really been using Drupal with PostgreSQL a lot lately. Like wise, I've posted a fair few patches on issue queues with similar experience. This group maybe a good place to reference these kind of patches for other PostgreSQL users to review said patches?


sbuttgereit's picture


I'm lurking out here actually waiting to see if anyone needs a little help with PostgreSQL & Drupal. I tend to be in a similar situation as Ben... I'm pretty solidly devoted to PostgreSQL for database purposes and I do use Drupal with PostgreSQL. When I find problems with Drupal (modules, et al) & PostgreSQL I will usually try to post a solution since I know most maintainers have MySQL experience only.

I can't say I always have huge amounts of time, but willing to help where I can.


Steven C. Buttgereit
Managing Director
Muse Systems

Much the same here

bellHead's picture


I have also contributed the odd patch to get core and modules playing nicely with Postgres - when I am working on Drupal projects. It seems to be the common case that the people who are interested in Postgres compatibility do not only do Drupal projects.

That said I have just started an extension project to a Drupal system I built a year ago, so I'm wading back in.

I agree with Josh that alerting the group to patches which are languishing would be a good way to get some momentum back in to this process.


What's the best way to handle this?

Ben Coleman's picture

So, what's the best way to handle this? Just post links to PostgreSQL-compatibility issues that are waiting review? Should we post here immediately, or only after a couple of weeks have gone by without a review? I've currently got around 10 PostgreSQL-compability patches sitting out there without reviews.

There's also work needed on the Drupal 7 version of the Schema module (which I've found really handy on Drupal 6). See issue 1279418: Schema 7 fails on PostgreSQL.

I think that's a good idea.

sbuttgereit's picture

I think posting links here to either issues or patches to review is a good idea. I know I only ever look at those modules I use and then only when I have a need. But things posted here would probably reach a broader audience. That's much the reason I subscribed to this list... to let the requests find me rather than the reverse.

Steven C. Buttgereit
Managing Director
Muse Systems