PolarBlog on PostgreSQL

When I originally created PolarBlog, one of the features from Personal Weblog (PWL) that was dropped was PostgreSQL support.  This was largely because I'd never worked with it and didn't have access to a PostgreSQL database.  (Actually I still don't.)

Recently I was contacted by an individual who had some very nice things to say about PolarBlog and expressed an interest helping to port it to PostgreSQL.  Very cool I thought.  We've only had a couple of preliminary discussions about it, but this has definately become something I would like to do.  Thus to support this fully I will need access to a server with a PostgreSQL database.  Arrangements for that are already in the works and more details about how that is going to happen will be forthcoming. (November 21, 2005 - See this entry for more info.)

So why am I doing this?  It's going to be a lot of work obviously, so why bother.  In short, the challenge.  I've never worked with PostgreSQL although I've heard very good things about it.  This is also a very good opportunity for me to learn something of potential value for not just this project, but for my professional life.

I likely will not be concentrating on this until sometime early next year.  There are a number of things I need to deal with before I can realistically take this on.  First off I will be getting the PolarBlog "Homing Pigeon" out the door.  This release is roughly 90-95% complete.  The core functionality is nearly done, but then I have some CSS issues I need to clean up and then another security audit to possibly address some potential issues.  And then there is the alway fun updating of the documentation.  It's a drag, but it's what makes my projects friendly and easy to use in my opinion.  My goal right now is to provide current users with a Christmas present by getting this out by the end of the year.
November 4, 2005 @ 01:05 pm | Category:
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