vcbuild progressing nicely

Some of you may have the impression that 8.2 already builds with Visual C++. And it does. Just not quite all of it, and with a lot of rough edges. Hopefully, 8.3 will be much nicer in that regard. The current goal is to get it up on the buildfarm as soon as possible to make it a "proper platform". Unfortunately, I don't know the buildfarm code well enough to do that part myself without a lot of learning to do first.

It's not that far off. There's still one fairly large patch to the regression tests themselves to make it work (or rather, to the regression test execution program), but the really big parts of it are in. Then it needs some glue to make it run nicer. Having to remember a three lines long command line is not very nice...

There have been plenty of small fixes to make it work in environments that aren't identical to mine, and I know there is at least one more pending. And I just submitted a patch to clean up most of the compiler warnings created (because VC++ sees other warnings than gcc and friends).

Bottom line - it's now definitely supposed to be in a state where others can try it out. So if you are interested and have the time, more testers are definitly needed. You need VC++ 2005 (Express should work fine) and current CVS-HEAD of PostgreSQL. All the vc stuff is in src/tools/msvc, see the README file.


Conferences

I speak at and organize conferences around Open Source in general and PostgreSQL in particular.

Upcoming

SCALE+PGDays
Mar 2-5, 2017
Pasadena, California, USA
Open Source Infrastructure @ SCALE
Mar 2, 2017
Pasadena, California, USA
Confoo Montreal 2017
Mar 8-10, 2017
Montreal, Canada
Nordic PGDay 2017
Mar 21, 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
pgDay.paris 2017
Mar 23, 2017
Paris, France
PGCon 2017
May 23-26, 2017
Ottawa, Canada

Past

FOSDEM + PGDay 2017
Feb 2-4, 2017
Brussels, Belgium
PGConf.Asia 2016
Dec 2-3, 2016
Tokyo, Japan
Berlin PUG
Nov 17, 2016
Berlin, Germany
PGConf.EU 2016
Nov 1-4, 2016
Tallinn, Estonia
Stockholm PUG 2016/5
Oct 25, 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
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