PGXN, the PostgreSQL Extention network, is a central distribution system for open-source PostgreSQL extension libraries. In its first iteration it will consist of four basic parts:
- distribution upload server for extension developers.
- centralized, distributable index of distribution metadata.
- website for searching extensions and perusing their documentation.
- command-line client for downloading, testing, and installing extensions.
The network is up and running! Use PGXN Manager to upload distributions to the network. The search site is currently in development.
I am. I’m David Wheeler, inveterate Perl and PostgreSQL hacker. I love the extensibility of PostgreSQL and have long been a fan of CPAN, the Perl community’s distributed collection of Perl software and documentation. But PostgreSQL’s extensibility is not well-known, and it’s difficult to find the extensions that do exist. I’d like to solve that problem. Care to help?