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Re: [mail] Re: Windows Build System

From: cbbrowne(at)cbbrowne(dot)com
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>, Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>,Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,Vince Vielhaber <vev(at)michvhf(dot)com>, Ron Mayer <ron(at)intervideo(dot)com>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, cbbrowne(at)cbbrowne(dot)com
Subject: Re: [mail] Re: Windows Build System
Date: 2003-01-31 13:12:14
Message-ID: 20030131131214.B458F5198D@cbbrowne.com (view raw or flat)
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> Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com> writes:
> > Assuming all your assumptions are right, why the hell is Oracle's and MS
> > SQL-Server's reputation that bloody good?
> 
> They have marketing departments.

... As well as sizable systems integration departments devoted to the 
platforms in question.  PostgreSQL doesn't have the latter, although the 
recent efforts make a move towards it.

> > And what about MySQL?
> 
> What about it?  Someone claimed in this thread that MySQL's Windows port
> requires Cygwin.  Is that true or not?

http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql-3.23.html
"Windows downloads

The Windows binaries use the Cygwin library. Source code for the version of 
Cygwin we have used is available on this page."
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/cygwin.html
--
(reverse (concatenate 'string "gro.gultn@" "enworbbc"))
http://www.ntlug.org/~cbbrowne/spiritual.html
"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however
improbable, must be the truth." -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930),
English author. Sherlock Holmes, in The Sign of Four, ch. 6 (1889).
[...but see the Holmesian Fallacy, due to Bob Frankston...
<http://www.frankston.com/public/Essays/Holmesian%20Fallacy.asp>]



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