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Re: [HACKERS] Mapping Oracle types to PostgreSQL

From: "scott(dot)marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)ihs(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Justin Clift <justin(at)postgresql(dot)org>, <jm(at)poure(dot)com>,Bruno LEVEQUE <bruno(dot)leveque(at)net6d(dot)com>,<pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,Vincent Harcq <vha(at)audaxis(dot)com>, Jean-Paul ARGUDO <jpargudo(at)free(dot)fr>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Mapping Oracle types to PostgreSQL
Date: 2003-10-21 20:46:35
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.33.0310211445270.10899-100000@css120.ihs.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, 21 Oct 2003, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Justin Clift wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > 
> > Jorg Janke (the "main" Compiere person) and I had a brief dicussion last 
> > year.
> > 
> > Pretty much he asked if PostgreSQL (either the company and/or the 
> > community) would be interested in _making PostgreSQL compatible with 
> > Compiere_ or if not, then how about we and _make and maintain_ a fork of 
> > PostgreSQL that did the right kind of transaction support to work 
> > Compiere.  The return for doing that would have been for PostgreSQL to 
> > the be Compiere "default" (recommended) database.
> 
> It is hard to understand that if he is willing to make PostgreSQL the
> default for Compiere, why he would refuse to include any changes to
> allow Oracle and PostgreSQL to both work.

But if what he wants is nested transactions, then I could see him paying 
for development providing better ROI than forking the code.  Is that what 
was meant by "the right kind of transaction support" ?


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