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Re: 7.4 and Pygresql

From: "D'Arcy J(dot)M(dot) Cain" <darcy(at)PyGreSQL(dot)org>
To: Gerhard Häring <lists(at)ghaering(dot)de>,pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: award-postgresql(at)dominionsciences(dot)com
Subject: Re: 7.4 and Pygresql
Date: 2003-12-04 11:41:03
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On December 4, 2003 03:12 am, Gerhard Häring wrote:
> Arthur Ward wrote:
> > IMO,
> > this is quite an abominable situation for Python support;
> If you find PyGreSQL badly supported, you can use pyPgSQL or psycopg, which
> were founded for this reason, among others. PyGreSQL's state was the reason
> I hopped on board of the pyPgSQL development team two years ago.
> > it shouldn't have been pulled from the Postgres source tree if that
> > really was the only source for a current, usable version of the
> > interface.
> I suppose the GBorg project should be the definite place of the latest
> sources now.
> Also, PyGreSQL and PoPy (yet another Python adapter for PostgreSQL which
> seemed pretty badly supported to me) announced a merge of their projects a
> few months ago on DB-SIG (the Python database list). My personal opinion is
> that there's nothing worth keeping from the PyGreSQL codebase, and if you
> want a supported PostgreSQL adapter, you should really switch to pyPgSQL or
> psycopg.

You know, I expect that sort of FUD from commercial enterprises that have 
something to gain by switching people to their product.  I am especially 
disapointed to see this from you, Gerhard, after the contributions that you 
have made to PygreSQL in the past.

By the way, the main reason that we moved PyGreSQL out of the main source tree 
was that we could not add PyGreSQL developers to the tree without getting 
them full access to the PostgreSQL tree.  This move, which was fully 
supported by the rest of the PostgreSQL team, was made to allow PoPy 
developers in particular to have direct CVS access to the PyGreSQL tree so 
that we could try to de-splinter the PostgreSQL/Python community.  Given your 
support in the past you would also have been welcome as a member of that 
team, something I was not previously able to offer.  Even so, I have always 
folded your patches in.  You are even mentioned on the web site as a 
contributor to the 3.2 release.

PyGreSQL is far from dead.  There will soon be a new web site and we will be 
putting out a new version soon.  Meanwhile, the CVS repository is publicly 
available and the current version works quite well with the current version 
of PostgreSQL.  Don't write us off just yet.

D'Arcy J.M. Cain
PyGreSQL Development Group

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