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Re: [HACKERS] What can we learn from MySQL?

From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
To: pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] What can we learn from MySQL?
Date: 2004-04-24 17:10:01
Message-ID: 20040424171001.GA19570@wolff.to (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 16:36:57 -0400,
  pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com wrote:
> 
> Ease of use is VERY important, but few suggestions that address this are
> ever really accepted. Yes, focusing on the functionality is the primary
> concern, but "how" you set it up and deploy it is VERY important. You guys
> need to remember, people are coming from a world where MySQL, Oracle, and
> MSSQL all have nice setup programs.

"nice" must be in the eye of the beholder. I have used Oracle's installer
to install a client and was not amused by it need hundreds of megabtyes
to do a client install.

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