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Re: [INTERFACES] Java, JDBC & CORBA (fwd)

From: "Andrew R(dot) Jackson" <ajackson(at)dezines(dot)com>
To: Peter T Mount <peter(at)retep(dot)org(dot)uk>
Cc: PostgreSQL Interfaces List <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] Java, JDBC & CORBA (fwd)
Date: 1998-11-30 14:26:48
Message-ID: 4.1.19981130091328.050edad0@pop.total.net (view raw or flat)
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First, let me preface my answer to say that the main reason I am subscribed to this list is to read Peter's, and occassionally others', answers, comments, etc about using JDBC with Postgres.

To answer Peter's question, personally I would prefer two drivers, each separate. The reason for this is that I don't want a Makefile deciding which one (1) will be compiled and installed when I have two (2) different versions of Java on most of the systems I work on (most have 3 Javas, actually). I'd hate to be locked into using one driver version, and thus one Java version for Postgres stuff, because the Makefile only detected one of the Javas (which would be the 1.1.x one for now and some long time into the future). I want to choose. I want to be able to develop a Java 1.1.x solution and a  Java 1.2 solution, not either/or.

Now, what really matters is good install instructions. If the instructions included ways to solve problems like the one above, then that's best and I don't care. Nothing beats good, copius, verbose, clear, well-maintained docs. :)

Andrew R. Jackson
<ajackson(at)dezines(dot)com>
<ajackson(at)cs(dot)mcgill(dot)ca>



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