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Re: WebGUI vote on whether to drop PostgreSQL

From: Jean-Michel POURE <jm(dot)poure(at)freesurf(dot)fr>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,Kaarel <kaarel(at)future(dot)ee>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: WebGUI vote on whether to drop PostgreSQL
Date: 2003-07-30 23:33:37
Message-ID: 200307310133.37020.jm.poure@freesurf.fr (view raw or flat)
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On Wednesday 30 July 2003 15:52, Robert Treat wrote:
> I'd like for them to keep supporting postgresql, but I think the point
> is that the core WebGUI developers are anti-postgresql

I don't know, but I can guess there are several other reasons:

1) Web hosting
WebGUI developers earn some money selling WebGUI web space. Maybe they changed 
web hosting companies and own a shared server with only MySQL installed. Or 
they do not have PhpPgAdmin 3.0 installed and don't know how to run queries 
remotely in psql using ssh. This can be such a stupid reason, who knows?

2) Windows
MySQL success is ***only*** due to its bundling with PHP and its availability 
under Windows. Strangely, in Php interactive documentation, I noticed most 
users were running Windows + Php + MySQL. Maybe WebGUI developers use Windows 
stations for development and were not able to install PostgreSQL using 
Cygwin. This can be such a stupid reason, who knows?

On the other hand, people can get educated very quickly. For example, Dave and 
I come from a Windows world. Can you believe it?

Now, when I look back at a Win32 station and compare it to a recent GNU/Linux 
distribution, the Win32 station looks more or less like a game for children. 
I own five Windows licences and have only one installed, running now and 
then.

That's the power of PostgreSQL.

If we accept our differences and offer packaged solutions including several 
products, targeted at both Unixes and Win32, the world of database can change 
dramatically. And users will get more educated.

There is reason for hope. 20 million dollars will not change the world. By 
2040, India will have 1.6 billion inhabitants. Do you really think they will 
be using MySQL and Ms Windows... Ahhhhhh!!!!!!

Cheers,
Jean-Michel


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