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Re: What can we learn from MySQL?

From: Alexey Borzov <borz_off(at)cs(dot)msu(dot)su>
To: Jeff Davis <jdavis-pgsql(at)empires(dot)org>
Cc: PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: What can we learn from MySQL?
Date: 2004-04-23 10:47:59
Message-ID: 4088F45F.5040200@cs.msu.su (view raw or flat)
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Hi!

Jeff Davis wrote:
>>My question is, "What can we learn from MySQL?"  I don't know there is
>>anything, but I think it makes sense to ask the question.
> 
> One common thing people talk about is ease of use. However that puzzles
> me, since it takes all of (about) three commands to install postgresql
> and log into the database for the first time. I use debian, so it
> amounts to "apt-get install", su to "postgres" and "psql template1".

"Ease of use" == "I would like to install it on my precious-s-s win* 
without this horrible Cygwin"

No more, no less.

> One very legitimate concern is the PostgreSQL site's search
> functionality. I really like php.net, and I think MySQL tries to make
> their website like PHP's. That requires manpower, and we've already
> discussed that on this list.

"discussed" is good, but where's that "manpower"?


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