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Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,"Bruce Momjian" <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0
Date: 2004-08-16 17:27:02
Message-ID: 6BCB9D8A16AC4241919521715F4D8BCE4569C9@algol.sollentuna.se (view raw or flat)
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>Think of it in terms of going to pgFoundry and being able to 
>view all bugs 
>with all applications, or click on a 'submit bug report' link without 
>having to go find the specific application first ...

The issue is, IMHO, all about appearance. Who cares where the stuff is
located, as long as it can be found from a single place. Which should be
www.postgresql.org. If users have to guess they may need to look at
pgfoundry (first they have to know it exists!), or maybe gborg (again,
need to know it exists! newbies probabyl don't), or pgadmin.org, or
xyz.org,  they're going to go away saying "they don't have this and
that" because they can't find it. 

I think the most important part of it is accessing the product, meaning
the download page. Sure, it's nice if they can bug-report at one place,
but that's not nearly as important as actually getting the product in
the first place. It'd probably pay off a lot quicker to focus on that
part, and the other might fall out automatically.

I've sure heard a lot of people saying there is no decent GUI and/or
web-GUI to admin a pgsql server. Then I show them pgadmin or phppgadmin,
and they're stunned. But they just didn't *find* it.

//Magnus

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