I wouldn't go for 7.4 in production until after it's gone gold, but being
able to cut the number of boxes per developer by giving them a Win32 native
version would save on everything from the overhead of getting the developers
familiar enough with Linux to be able to admin their own systems, to cutting
the network usage by having the DB and app on the same system, through to
cutting the cost of electricity by only having one box per developer. It
would also be a good way of testing 7.4 against our app so we can plan for
an upgrade when it's released ;).
I've tried open office 1.0.1 and had to ditch it. It had problems with font
rendering and tables that ment many of the forms that people sent as word
documents had chunks that weren't displayed or printed. We did try it on a
box with MS-Word on it to ensure that the setup of the machine wasn't the
issue, Word had no problems, OO failed horribly.
Thanks for the ideas,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lee Kindness" <lkindness(at)csl(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "Al Sutton" <al(at)alsutton(dot)com>
Cc: "Bruce Momjian" <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>; "Ulrich Neumann"
<U_Neumann(at)gne(dot)de>; <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>; "Lee Kindness"
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 9:08 AM
Subject: Re: [mail] Re: [HACKERS] Native Win32 sources
> Al, to be honest I don't think the Windows native would save hassle,
> rather it'd probably cause more! No disrespect to those doing the
> version, read on for reasoning...
> Yes, you get a beta of a Windows native version just now, yes it
> probably will not be that long till the source is a available... But
> how long till it's part of a cosha PostgreSQL release? Version
> 7.4... Could be up to six months... Do you want to run pre-release
> versions in the meantime? Don't think so, not in a production
> So, the real way to save hassle is probably a cheap commodity PC with
> Linux installed... Or settle for the existing, non-native, Windows
> By the way, just to open Office documents? Have you tried OpenOffice?
> Regards, Lee Kindness.
> Al Sutton writes:
> > Is there a rough date for when they'll be available?
> > I have a development team at work who currently have an M$-Windows box
> > Linux box each in order to allow them to read M$-Office documents sent
> > and develop against PostgreSQL (which we use in production).
> > I know I could have a shared Linux box with multiple databases and have
> > bind to that, but one of the important aspects of our application is
> > response time, and you can't accurately measure response times for code
> > changes on a shared system.
> > Having a Win32 native version would save a lot of hassles for me.
> > Al.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Bruce Momjian" <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
> > > Ulrich Neumann wrote:
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > i've read that there are 2 different native ports for Windows
> > > > somewhere.
> > > >
> > > > I've searched for them but didn't found them. Is there anyone who
> > > > point me to a link or send me a copy of the sources?
> > >
> > > Oh, you are probably asking about the sources. They are not
> > > available yet.
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