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Re: GUI Tools For PostgreSQL

From: elein <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: Diogo de Oliveira Biazus <diogo(at)ikono(dot)com(dot)br>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: GUI Tools For PostgreSQL
Date: 2003-05-06 18:15:57
Message-ID: 200305061115.57417.elein@varlena.com (view raw or flat)
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With regards to GUI tool kits, there are two kinds you are talking
about.  One kind is an administration gui with or without design
capabilities like pgaccess.  

The other is a 3GL or 4GL or script language GUI like forte (used to be) or TCL
to develop forms for a database application. *Our* strength is that we work 
well with a lot of client development tools.  However, I don't know of any
that are integrated with the system catalog.  I'd sure like a gui tool
that can throw up a form based on a view or table and just do the right
thing.  There may be something close like gnomedb, but I've never been
able to get one to work (that I didn't write myself :-).

elein

On Tuesday 06 May 2003 10:45, Robert Treat wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-05-06 at 11:42, Josh Berkus wrote:
> > Diogo,
> > 
> > > By the way, I think it would be nice, for newbies, to have a PostgreSQL
> > > package with a default GUI tool.
> > > It's good for people who are starting to use it, it's more confortable,
> > > in my opinion.
> > > What do you think?
> > 
> > I do *not* want to arbitrate between the PGAdmin and PGAccess projects to 
> > decied who's the default.  No way.
> > 
> 
> That's easy, use phpPgAdmin :-)
> 
> 
> > Besides, PostgreSQL runs on more platforms than any individual GUI does.   
> > Plus If we include one specific GUI in the .taz.gz, then  we've added to the 
> > download size of the file, which is a burden on the users who didn't want a 
> > GUI at all.
> > 
> 
> There are a few projects that install mysql, apache, php, and
> phpMyAdmin, all in one shebang, for windows. One of these days I hope we
> can do something like that... 
> 
> Robert Treat
> 
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