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

From: "Jim C(dot) Nasby" <jim(at)nasby(dot)net>
To: pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com, 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: 2004-04-26 17:25:41
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I'm certain you guys could do a far better installer than the one Oracle
has, which is very, very fragile. There's all kinds of wonkiness to try
and get it to work on a non-supported linux distro (gentoo in my case),
and from talking to people who've dealt with it on redhat it's no
better.

Also, if possible, I think an installer that plays nice with package
management systems would be important. Many users want to use their OS's
package system to handle install and upgrade rather than some other
installer.

On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 12:10:01PM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> 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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