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Re: 7.4 Press Release -- Draft #3

From: Richard Schilling <rschilling(at)nationalinformatics(dot)net>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 7.4 Press Release -- Draft #3
Date: 2003-07-23 22:31:04
Message-ID: 20030723223104.GC33219@foghorn.rsmba.biz (view raw or flat)
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How about using the phrase "Optimized for AMD Opteron".  NOTE: You may 
be required to get PostgreSQL to pass a standards test to be able to 
claim that, but if the test were done it would be a big selling point.


It would be worthwhile to take a look at some software packaging that 
does similar things - like software that's "Optimized for Windows."  
It's a marketing tool, so you don't have to get too caught up into the 
technical jargon.  You simply tell the customer that "part of the 
application takes advantage of the powerful features of the AMD 
Opteron."

Not sure what that means in terms of actual code written - anyone have 
that information?

Richard Schilling


On 2003.07.23 05:43 Robert Treat wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-07-23 at 07:39, Jeff wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 12:54:08AM -0400, Robert Treat wrote:
> > > A less wordy version:
> > >
> > > PostgreSQL 7.4 now supports the AMD Opteron in addition to other
> 64 bit
> > > platforms including PA-RISC, Sparc, S/390, MIPS, Alpha, and
> RS6000*
> > >
> > > Robert Treat
> >
> > I disagree with the wording here.. pg does not 'support' these
> chips, the
> > kernel of the operating system does.
> >
> > if we use the term 'support', imho the press might get the wrong
> idea.
> >
> > pg has probably been *tested* on those platforms, or it is coded in
> such a
> > way that it will work just fine on 64 bit platforms.
> >
> > just my two cents. :)
> >
> Hmm... do you just dislike the way I used support? Lets flip it to
> match
> the original wording:
> 
> PostgreSQL 7.4 expands 64 bit support to include  AMD Opteron in
> addition to other 64 bit platforms including PA-RISC, Sparc, S/390,
> MIPS, Alpha, and RS6000*
> 
> or maybe better is:
> 
> PostgreSQL 7.4 expands 64 bit compatibility to include  AMD Opteron in
> addition to other 64 bit platforms including PA-RISC, Sparc, S/390,
> MIPS, Alpha, and RS6000*
> 
> 
> (note to all: I'll be posting a draft #4 sometime tonight)
> 
> 
> Robert Treat
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