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Re: Democracy and organisation : let's make a revolution

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: James Hubbard <jhubbard(at)mcs(dot)uvawise(dot)edu>
Cc: Dave Cramer <dave(at)fastcrypt(dot)com>,"pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Democracy and organisation : let's make a revolution
Date: 2002-06-25 16:23:36
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James Hubbard wrote:
> I don't normally post to this list, but have a crazy suggestion that is a 
> little farfetched.
> Suggestion:
> Fix the portability problems so that there is a Windows native version of 
> PostgreSQL.  Then offer the Open Office organization PostgreSQL as the 
> project's database.  This would increase the user base my leaps and bounds.

OK, we just started heavy discussion on this and I believe a few people
are actively working on this.  The timeframe is 3-6 months, though we
have the Cygwin solution right now.

> The problem is that using and administrating PostgreSQL can be complex. Also, 
> some people may automatically assume that PostgreSQL is a low end database not 
> capable of doing more than being used as a backend for a free office app.  Of 
> course we all know better.

OK, I have heard this before, but I would like to know specifically how
is PostgreSQL harder to administer than MySQL.  Knowing that will help
us address the issue.

> Maybe a PostgreSQL-Lite would be a better idea.  One that condenses the main 
> code down to something easy, that a desktop user could use, but maintain the 
> strength of the core code.  I suppose that means creating another project.

Perhaps a config utility that asked you questions and modified template1
and the config files.  How about that?

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