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Re: What I would say if someone asked me about no win32

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,Merlin Moncure <merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com>,Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: What I would say if someone asked me about no win32
Date: 2003-07-31 01:45:34
Message-ID: 200307310145.h6V1jYS10175@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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The real answer is that we don't have enough full-time folks to work on
these complex features, and we only have one Tom Lane.

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Bruce Momjian wrote:
> 
> I ran out of time, just like the PITR guy.  Win32 takes tons of time,
> and working on the PostgreSQL project itself just doesn't allow enough
> time.
> 
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Josh Berkus wrote:
> > People,
> > 
> > > Q. Hey, I read in a bunch of places that 7.4 was going to have native
> > > windows support, what gives?
> > 
> > My answer:
> > 
> > A. PostgreSQL has a well-deserved reputation for "bulletproof" reliability and 
> > stability, which requires each new patch and plug-in to pass stringent 
> > community testing.  The Win32 platform has proved to be more of a challenge 
> > than we anticipated in this regard, and we would rather release our Windows 
> > port late than release a version which might fail in production environments.
> > 
> > But, Bruce, since you're head of the port, wanna comment on this?  We're 
> > trying to prepare a "canned" answer for the inevitable questions.
> > 
> > -- 
> > Josh Berkus
> > Aglio Database Solutions
> > San Francisco
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