PGCon2018 - 2.5

PGCon 2018
The PostgreSQL Conference

David Steele
Day Talks - Day 2: Friday - 2018-06-01
Room DMS 1120
Start time 11:00
Duration 00:45
ID 1225
Event type Lecture
Track Hacking
Language used for presentation English

Reviewing PostgreSQL Patches for Fun and Profit

The PostgreSQL community actively encourages patch contribution, but one area where we frequently fall short is finding enough patch reviewers. Patch review is extremely important and also a great way to become familiar with the community and the code base. This talk will walk through how to review a patch even if you are not comfortable coding in C or have never even looked at the PostgreSQL source.

We will discuss:

  • Using the Commitfest App
  • Selecting a Patch
  • Proper Etiquette for the Mailing Lists
  • Building PostgreSQL
  • Reviewing Patches
  • Testing & Performance

Patch review is rewarding and fun. Let's get started!