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Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0

From: Dan Langille <dan(at)langille(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0
Date: 2004-08-13 11:45:09
Message-ID: 20040813074408.C47469@xeon.unixathome.org (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 12 Aug 2004, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> 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.

I am of a similar opinion.  Having heard the Slony talk at BSDCan, I think
it should at least be mentioned.

-- 
Dan Langille - http://www.langille.org/

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