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

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
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 18:33:45
Message-ID: 200408261833.i7QIXjd12698@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> 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?

There is already one for the beta.  I don't see a need to add one for
final release.

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