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Re: RE: [pgadmin-support] Re: [ODBC] pgAdmin II Preview Release

From: Bryan Cross <bryan(at)tresperros(dot)net>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>, "'Olivier Berger'" <olivier(dot)berger(at)idealx(dot)com>
Cc: "'pgadmin-support(at)greatbridge(dot)org'" <pgadmin-support(at)greatbridge(dot)org>, "'pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org>, pgadmin-hackers(at)greatbridge(dot)org, "'pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org'" <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: RE: [pgadmin-support] Re: [ODBC] pgAdmin II Preview Release
Date: 2001-08-17 14:50:20
Message-ID: 01081707502006.01771@panzerpup (view raw or flat)
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On Friday 17 August 2001 05:10, Dave Page wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Olivier Berger [mailto:olivier(dot)berger(at)idealx(dot)com]
> > Sent: 17 August 2001 13:00
> > To: Dave Page
> > Cc: 'pgadmin-support(at)greatbridge(dot)org';
> > 'pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org';
> > pgadmin-hackers(at)greatbridge(dot)org; 'pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org'
> > Subject: [pgadmin-support] Re: [ODBC] pgAdmin II Preview Release
> >
> > Dave Page wrote:
> > > I'm pleased to announce the release of a Preview version of pgAdmin
> > > II.
> > >
> > > pgAdmin II is a completely new product written from scratch
> >
> > using the
> >
> > > years of experience gained from the original pgAdmin project. It is
> > > based on the pgSchema library which provides a hierarchical object
> > > model of an entire PostgreSQL server to the programmer.
> >
> > Too bad such a product which interacts with the PostgreSQL
> > Free Software is only available for people using Windows systems !
>
> The original pgAdmin was written because so many people kept asking what
> tools were available for Windows.
>
> > Not sure you choosed the best technical platform for
> > developping something which deals with postgres, which to my
> > knowledge is mainly used on GNU/Linux, *BSD or other unices...
> >
> > Or maybe I misunderstood something ?
>
> (I'm sure you realise this, but pgAdmin is designed to connect to remote
> servers as well as one running on localhost - it uses the ODBC interface
> for this).
>
> Yes, I would imagine that most people do run PostgreSQL on *nix, however,
> if you watch the pgsql-cygwin list there are more and more people running
> on Win32 these days. Not only that, but in a coporate environment (such as
> where I work) *all* our desktop machines are Windows boxes running MS
> Office and various other bespoke/semi bespoke apps that are only available
> for Win32 platforms. Only our servers and 'toys' run *nix. The reality is,
> that by far the majority of PCs in the world run Windows.
>
> I would have preferred to write the new version of pgAdmin in a more cross
> platform language, however it was decided by myself and the other
> developers that VB was still the based option based on our skill and what
> we are trying to achieve. In our discussions we did note that if/when C#
> becomes available for *nix as well as Win32, then that may prove to be a
> suitable language to port to.
>
> Regards, Dave.
>
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