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Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Dan Langille <dan(at)langille(dot)org>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0
Date: 2004-08-13 03:46:07
Message-ID: 200408130346.i7D3k7B10138@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Aug 2004, Dan Langille wrote:
> 
> > In support of Bruce's point, why should we be promoting commercial 
> > products?  That should be left to the commercial entities.  Let them 
> > spend their resources on that.
> 
> IMHO ... I would think that 8.0.0 brought enough to a press release to be 
> able to stand on its own ... I question not that we don't promote 
> commercial products, but that we are promoting anything but that which we 
> are releasing: PostgreSQL RDBMS 8.0.0 ... anything else draws focus *away* 
> from that ...
> 
> We are *not* releasing Slony ... nor is Slony "the first replication 
> solution" ... hell, it isn't even the first *open source* replication 
> solution, as I believe that pgReplication has that distinction ...
> 
> Replication for PostgreSQL is *not* a new thing ... its not something that 
> is first available in 8.0.0, but has been available since 7.2 ... if it 
> were something new, fine, touting that we've finally got a replication 
> solution is good.  But replication is *old news*, plain and simple ...

But many feel Slony is far better than previous solutions and should be
touted as we have touted other replication solutions in the past.

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