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Re: [pgsql-hackers-win32] Win32 release warning

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>,Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Rob Butler <crodster2k(at)yahoo(dot)com>,Dennis Bjorklund <db(at)zigo(dot)dhs(dot)org>,Richard Huxton <dev(at)archonet(dot)com>,Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>,Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>,PostgreSQL Win32 port list <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [pgsql-hackers-win32] Win32 release warning
Date: 2004-08-26 18:31:37
Message-ID: 20040826153050.O30872@ganymede.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>>>
>>> Also, we probably have more beta testers on Win32 than on all Unix
>>> platforms combined, though they might not be testing as thoroughly as
>>> Unix.
>>
>>
>> Maybe I am just being dense, but isn't this obvious? I mean this is the
>> first release of the Win32 code. Anybody who would be willing to put it
>> in production without extensive testing deserves everything they get.
>>
>> Then again we are talking about people who willinging use Windows as the
>> primary platform. Forget I brought it up.
>
> I think there is concern that if the Win32 port is buggy that it will
> give the project a bad reputation.  It will probably be distributed to
> many who have never used PostgreSQL before.

Since I imagine 99.9% of Windows users are going to use pginstaller to 
install it ... has anyone looked into putting a WARNING pop up window as 
part of the install itself?  Or does such already exist?

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