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Re: front end application

From: Walter Kaan <wkaan(at)nswrdn(dot)com(dot)au>
To: David(dot)Bear(at)asu(dot)edu
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: front end application
Date: 2005-10-12 23:14:24
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Lists: pgsql-admin
Hi David,

We've been using and are very happy with Python (using wxwidgets as a
gui) and pypgsql to provide db access to pg. It means our Mac osx
machines, windoze and linux boxes all share the same program. Very nice.

Regards and good luck
	Walter Kaan

On Wed, 2005-10-12 at 10:11 -0700, David Bear wrote:
> I've been playing with postgresql for a while now. I'm curious how
> others develop front ends for pg. I have looked at using pgaccess, and
> ReKall. Both seem pretty good. 
> I've also been playing with MS Access
> and using the pgodbc drivers. I am using kerberized ssh access to the
> linux box running pg8. If I used the odbc driver then I need to tunnel
> that to pg -- and then I have to put up with the typical windows user
> not reading the simple instructions to click on an icon to log into a
> system -- and then I have to worry about what kind of shell to give to
> a user if they are only using pg.
> On the other hand, if I develop in pgaccess or ReKall then I have them
> shell into the linux box and actually make 'that' there shell -- but
> then I have to tunnel X.
> It doesn't seem like nirvana -- and it is not as 'seamless' as using
> the product from Redmond that shall not be named.
> So, I am very interested in what others are using to build a good ui
> for a pg application. Any comments?

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