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Re: [HACKERS] What can we learn from MySQL?

From: Chris Travers <chris(at)metatrontech(dot)com>
To: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] What can we learn from MySQL?
Date: 2004-04-24 22:08:59
Message-ID: 408AE57B.7080606@metatrontech.com (view raw or flat)
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Bruno Wolff III wrote:

>On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 16:36:57 -0400,
>  pgsql(at)mohawksoft(dot)com wrote:
>  
>
>>Ease of use is VERY important, but few suggestions that address this are
>>ever really accepted. Yes, focusing on the functionality is the primary
>>concern, but "how" you set it up and deploy it is VERY important. You guys
>>need to remember, people are coming from a world where MySQL, Oracle, and
>>MSSQL all have nice setup programs.
>>    
>>
>
>"nice" must be in the eye of the beholder. I have used Oracle's installer
>to install a client and was not amused by it need hundreds of megabtyes
>to do a client install.
>
>  
>
I second that.  I have not found *anybody* who has used Oracle's 
installer to install the actual database server on Linux or Solaris who 
has described their installation proceedure as either "nice" or "easy."  
In fact even reading the installation isntructions is enough to give you 
second thoughts....  MS SQL does have a nice installer, however, as do 
most binary open source products for Windows.  I am completely confident 
that PostgreSQL for Windows, when it arrives, will have a nice GUI-based 
installer.

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers
Metatron Technology Consulting

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