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Re: A dubious claim to fame ...

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: Lamar Owen <lowen(at)pari(dot)edu>, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,Larry Rosenman <ler(at)lerctr(dot)org>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: A dubious claim to fame ...
Date: 2004-02-20 03:43:00
Message-ID: 200402200343.i1K3h0C19786@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Robert Treat wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 12:51, Lamar Owen wrote:
> > On Thursday 19 February 2004 11:40 am, Robert Treat wrote:
> > > object-relational database management system PostgreSQL."  used by
> > > anyone else.  Even our beloved Red Hat, who does so much for the
> > > project, didn't even bother to include us in their "Advanced Server"
> > > product line when it was released.
> > 
> > When you say "include us" you do mean as part of the press release, right? Red 
> > Hat has included PostgreSQL to program in all their OS releases since Red Hat 
> > 5.0.  RHEL AS 3 includes the PostgreSQL code (the Red Hat enhanced version).
> 
> Well certainly as part of their press release but even in other areas
> their support has been shoddy at best.  RHEL didn't include any rpms for
> postgresql on the server side when it was first released (scan of
> archives turns up some supporting evidence
> http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2003-11/msg00664.php) and
> only later was it added to RHN. Even now if you look on their "available
> application list" you'll see a couple of databases included, like DB2
> and MySQL, but I don't see PostgreSQL on that list. 
> http://www.redhat.com/solutions/migration/applist_chart.html

I agree RH has had a certain _stealth_ support for PostgreSQL, but I
don't think this list supports that. The list looks like commercial
software they support, and we aren't that.

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