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Re: Postgresql usage clip.

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Brett W(dot) McCoy" <bmccoy(at)chapelperilous(dot)net>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Postgresql usage clip.
Date: 2000-05-30 04:50:37
Message-ID: 200005300450.AAA21182@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > We support WIn95/98 clients, not servers.
> 
> I thought we did have a cygwin-based server port?  If not, there's
> a heckuva lot of useless "PORTNAME=win" conditional compilation in
> the backend.
> 
> Mind you, I don't think any sane dbadmin would use Windoze as a
> platform for a mission-critical application, regardless of database
> engine choice.  So the cygwin port is pretty much a toy IMHO.
> If MySQL wants to have the toy-application market segment, they're
> welcome to it.

We support servers on NT, but not on Win95/98.  Cygwin supports both,
but the Win95/98 has missing features that we need.  People have asked
about it, and they have said they were going to try Win95/98 and report
back on the problems they had, but no one has.  I assume they got lots
of "unimplemented" messages from Cygwin and gave up.

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