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Re: New project launched : PostgreSQL GUI Installer for

From: Rick Gigger <rick(at)alpinenetworking(dot)com>
To: Tino Wildenhain <tino(at)wildenhain(dot)de>
Cc: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: New project launched : PostgreSQL GUI Installer for
Date: 2006-01-31 15:56:01
Message-ID: 41E81508-054F-46FA-850F-E7B931EA7FB3@alpinenetworking.com (view raw or flat)
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On Jan 31, 2006, at 12:54 AM, Tino Wildenhain wrote:

> Rick Gigger schrieb:
>> I don't see why anyone has a problem with this.  I am certainly  
>> never  going to use it but if it helps someone who isn't a linux  
>> person to  use it on a project when they would have used something  
>> else (like  mysql) or if it convinces someone to run postgres on  
>> linux instead of  windows because they now have a graphical  
>> installer on linux then it  seems like a good thing to me.  More  
>> users = bigger community =  larger potential pool of people to  
>> help out.  Even if people can't  code they can answer newbie (or  
>> advanced) questions on the mailing  lists or write documentation  
>> or even just tell their dba friends  about it.
>> The more people using postgres the better.  If this will help  
>> then  I'm all for it.  Just because I would rather do a ./ 
>> configure make  make install doesn't mean that thats the best  
>> route for everyone.
>
> As was said, a gui to produce postgresql.conf files (off host)
> can be of value. Also for the tune-people a package builder
> can be useful too.
>
> For other people - if they dont learn a bit about their package system
> on their choosen system - they will run into other problems soon or
> later.

Why would the necessarily have to run into problem with their  
packaging system.  If someone installs from source it doesn't cause  
problems with packaging systems.  Why should this have to be any  
different?



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