On 8/30/07, Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info> wrote:
> Bruce Momjian a écrit :
> > Ron Mayer wrote:
> >> Stefan Kaltenbrunner wrote:
> >>> Steve Atkins wrote:
> >>>> If the immediate response to someone who has problems with their
> >>>> postgres system on IRC / email weren't "Yer sayin' it wrong, dummy!"
> >>>> that'd be less of a problem. It's an ugly blemish on what are otherwise
> >>>> very helpful peer support fora.
> >>> this usually only happens when somebody uses "postgre" - never seen
> >>> people complain about "postgres" ...
> >> The reason people assume "Postgre" is the right short form is
> >> because that's what the current capitalization "PostgreSQL"
> >> implies.
> >> If the name is changed to "PostgreS" you may still
> >> have the problem. With "Postgres" it won't be.
> >> If the name is changed to "PostgresQL" the "postgre"
> >> problem would probably go away - but I think most would
> >> agree that changing to "PostgresQL" is rather silly.
> > Consider that with PostgresQL, URLs, email list names, postgresql.conf,
> > searches don't have to change at all, and we have something that is more
> > clearly pronounceable.
> So the product name will be Postgres, the binary is already postgres and
> the configuration file will still have the name postgresql.conf. This
> will be great to explain at training courses. This will cause confusion.
> This will cause questions on mailing lists and booths.
> I'm still against the name change but I rather prefer a complete change
> than a change on the more easy strings to "search and replace".
I agree with Guillaume and Gabriele.
Probably everything seems fine in advocacy list but I don't think that
enterprises and users will agree with a sudden change of name.
A thing like this can be a boomerang making PostgreSQL nasty at people
that now love it :(
As suggested by Gabriele a soft change is more suitable.
Federico Campoli is:
@ PLUG -> Consigliere, http://www.prato.linux.it
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