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Re: How to Welcome Windows Users (was Re: 7.5 features)

From: "scott(dot)marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)ihs(dot)com>
To: Richard Huxton <dev(at)archonet(dot)com>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Subject: Re: How to Welcome Windows Users (was Re: 7.5 features)
Date: 2004-04-28 17:07:26
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.33.0404281106400.8340-100000@css120.ihs.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, 27 Apr 2004, Richard Huxton wrote:

> On Tuesday 27 April 2004 14:27, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Here are features that are being worked on, hopefully for 7.5:
> >
> > 	o  tablespaces (Gavin)
> > 	o  nested transactions (Alvaro)
> > 	o  two-phase commit (Heikki Linnakangas)
> > 	o  integrated pg_autovacuum (O'Connor)
> > 	o  PITR (Riggs)
> > 	o  Win32 (Claudio, Magnus)
> >
> > If we get the majority of them, and I think we will, this will be a
> > great release.
> 
> Sounds like the biggest release since 7.0 to me, and all good stuff. I do have 
> a nagging concern with the Windows support though. I'm guessing most people 
> running Windows servers will either be running php on top, or have windows 
> clients. AFAIK this means .NET or ODBC, and for older Access-based systems 
> upgrading definitely ODBC.
> 
> Dave Page has bravely stepped into the breach to maintain the ODBC driver, but 
> the niggles in it will generate a flood of support messages as Windows users 
> test it out. Basically, I'm asking what would need to be done technically for 
> the ODBC driver, and is there anything a non-hacker can do to help?

I would say the OLE-DB driver would be nice to have ready to go.  There 
are apparently a few projects on source forge to make one that are making 
good progress, and it would be nice to have a fairly workable solution 
about the time 7.5 rolls out.


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