Skip site navigation (1) Skip section navigation (2)

Re: Re: MS Access memo datatypes

From: Jamie Walker <jamie(at)sagaxis(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Re: MS Access memo datatypes
Date: 2001-01-16 21:30:46
Message-ID: PqYmjIBG2LZ6EwrF@sagaxis.co.uk (view raw or flat)
Thread:
Lists: pgsql-interfaces
In article <3A627EAA(dot)3094D925(at)imyourhandiman(dot)com>, lee johnson
<lee(at)imyourhandiman(dot)com> writes
>i'm trying to decide to most complete platform ( staroffice's adabas DB or
>postgresql ) to insert my energies into what will be the least arduous
>transition .....
FWIW, I started out on Adabas D, purely because the ODBC driver worked
on Win16 and it was recommend to me. It seemed like a really 'solid'
system, but the documentation was appalling. Although, at the time, the
only RDBMS I had used was MsAccess. ;o)

However, I couldn't the GUI tools to properly work with distributions
based on newer versions of glibc (it's version of curses did not like
Unix98 PTYs, so I could not admin it via SSH), and the 'complete backup
system' it provided was keen to monopolise the tape drive. It was
somewhat unpredictable at times and I did get it to dump core a few
times.

But the main reason I ditched it in favour of PostgreSQL is that I can
write my own functions in C and link them into the backend, and I know I
can always install the latest bug-fixes without paying more money. And
it just keeps getting better with each release...
-- 
Jamie Walker              "My dear boy, forget about the motivation. 
jamie(at)sagaxis(dot)co(dot)uk        Just say the lines and don't trip over the
http://www.sagaxis.co.uk/  furniture."  (Noel Coward)

In response to

pgsql-interfaces by date

Next:From: Stephen DaviesDate: 2001-01-16 23:45:48
Subject: Re: How do I install PostgreSQL ODBC Drivers for Windows from Source?
Previous:From: Adam LangDate: 2001-01-16 20:13:39
Subject: Re: How do I install PostgreSQL ODBC Drivers for Windows from Source?

Privacy Policy | About PostgreSQL
Copyright © 1996-2014 The PostgreSQL Global Development Group