I’ve been working on my PostgreSQL Conference West presentation, which heavily features PGXN, of course. I think it’s looking good. If you’re at PGWest or are in the San Francisco area and free, come see the talk! Should be a good introduction to creating PostgreSQL extensions and distributing them on PGXN. The latest bit I added is a section on the modifications needed to support the forthcoming
CREATE EXTENSION support slated for 9.1. Fortunately it’s dead simple, and will make dealing with extensions in the database a lot simpler, administratively. Really looking forward to that. Of course I’ll post slides once the talk is over.
As part of preparing for the talk, and because there isn’t currently much to actually see of PGXN, I’ve been mocking up the layout for the new search site, which as you know from the status page is the next part of the project I’m slated to work on. I’ve been committing the mockps to the gh-pages branch of the repository, which means you can see what it looks like live on the net right here. That’s the home page, including our sponsor links and tag cloud. Click the “PGXN Search” button to see a mockup of search results (or get them here). Click on any search result to see the mockup of a documentation page (or link it here). The design is based on the lazydays open-source Web design, and I’m quite happy with it. Your thoughts?
As this comes together, I’m gearing up to start hacking on the app to produce the search site. At this point, I’m thinking that it would become the new home page for PGXN, rather than a separate search.pgxn.org site. Thoughts?
I’ll post the slides tomorrow.