[Pdx-pm] PGXN: It's CPAN for PostgreSQL

Jonathan "Duke" Leto jonathan at leto.net
Wed Apr 20 10:17:11 PDT 2011

Howdy David,

This sounds awesome.

Are there tools to help authors create a PGXN distribution (or
whatever it is called) from an already existing project ?

I am thinking specifically of putting PL/Parrot and PL/Perl6 on PGXN.

And yes, I will bribe you with beer if you help me hack on it :)


On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 8:26 PM, David E. Wheeler <david at kineticode.com> wrote:
> Fellow Perl Mongers,
> On Thursday night, I'll be giving a talk for the Portland PostgreSQL User Group (PDXPUG) on PGXN, my implementation of something like CPAN for PostgreSQL. Yes, you can write and distribute modules for the database! Interested? Site is here:
>  http://pgxn.org/
> And the talk details are below.
> See you there?
> Best,
> David
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Mark Wong <markwkm at gmail.com>
>> Date: April 14, 2011 5:33:45 PM PDT
>> To: Postgresql PDX_Users <pdxpug at postgresql.org>
>> Subject: [pdxpug] April 2011 Meeting
>> This month's meeting marks the fourth installment in our "Founders Series"..
>> When: 7-9pm Thu Apr 21, 2011
>> Where: FreeGeek
>> Who: David Wheeler
>> What: Distributing Extensions on PGXN
>> So you've solved a common problem in PostgreSQL, a serious pain point
>> that lots of other people could take advantage of. You want to
>> open-source the code, and would like to package it up and distribute
>> it where people can find it, read its docs, and download and install
>> it.
>> The newest destination for distributing PostgreSQL extensions is PGXN,
>> the PostgreSQL Extension network. PGXN offers a central index of
>> PostgreSQL extensions and their documentation, making it easy for
>> people to find an install extensions.
>> How do you optimize your extension distribution for maximum PGXN
>> exposure? By careful packaging, thorough documentation, and simple
>> installation. Join me for an overview of how best to achieve that —
>> including how to build extensions compatible with PostgreSQL 9.1's
>> improved extension support.
>> David Wheeler is an associate at PGExperts, and is responsible for
>> PGXN, the PostgreSQL Extension Network) and pgTAP. He's into testing
>> and extension distribution.
>> Beer afterwards at the Lucky Lab. See you there!
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Jonathan "Duke" Leto
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