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Re: [DOCS] Re: ODBC FAQ

From: Patrice Hédé <patrice(at)idf(dot)net>
To: The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: David Hartwig <daveh(at)insightdist(dot)com>, "Julia A(dot)Case" <julie(at)postgresql(dot)org>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [DOCS] Re: ODBC FAQ
Date: 1998-04-21 11:45:23
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.3.96.980421132351.31780A-100000@paris.ivo.fr (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, 20 Apr 1998, The Hermit Hacker wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Apr 1998, David Hartwig wrote:
> > This seems somewhat reasonable except for one thing.  How do I maintain
> > a static document of frequently asked questions if most of the questions
> > are just starting to ba asked? 
> 
> I think Patrice is focusing alot of his attentions right now on the
> various FAQs and getting them organized, so I'll leave this one in his
> hands to answer...Patrice?

Well, I'm just starting doing this. To know what are the questions people
ask, just look at the questions-list. I haven't looked too much into the
ODBC FAQs yet, but I don't use it myself (I wanted to give Windows user an
access to the main database with ODBC+Access when I was in Canada, and
never did it, because the issue seemed confusing to me -- but I'm no good
at all on Windows, just knowing basic things to keep people out of
trouble).

I've started collecting entries since the 7th of April (I'm planning to go
back in time later...), and well, I haven't seen much about ODBC.

My opinion about all this : I will build up the structure for the various
FAQ, and try to update as much as I can myself. However, as soon as the
structure is here, it will be quite easy to :
 - either submit raw questions/answers that I format into SGML myself,
 - either directly submit patches to update it.

However, if someone volunteers to be the main maintainer for one section
of the FAQ, I'm willing to give them away if noone disagrees :) But a
section is still one piece in the document, so we must keep one central
place, which will certainly be on postgresql.org, through Thomas..

> > >         If the one at MageNet is sooooo out of date, can you please point
> > > Patrice at something newer to work on so that he can get it integrated
> > > into our document tree?
> > 
> > I sense edginess here.  I merely stated a fact and offered to correct
> > situation over the weekend.  I cannot help it, if you are uninformed as
> > to the validity of the older FAQ.  I guess I should keep my mouth shut. 

No, you shouldn't ! Every bit of help is welcomed. Even though I'm working
on the FAQ, I don't know every aspect, especially when it comes to
interfaces like ODBC.  I'll try to build up something from what I find
here and there. Some items may be wrong, out of date, and some important
facts missing. If noone tells, I'll never know. I think the same problem
exists for the main docs. 

I welcome any contributions concerning this... though.. err.. just give me
some time to have a first draft :) 

But it's sure we need to have a central place : easier to keep uptodate,
easier for the users to find what they want, easier to coordinate our
efforts (after the first few steps, I mean ;) ).

Patrice

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