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Re: [HACKERS] What can we learn from MySQL?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: jm(at)poure(dot)com
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] What can we learn from MySQL?
Date: 2004-04-26 20:41:35
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Jean-Michel POURE wrote:
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> > My question is, "What can we learn from MySQL?" I don't know there is
> > anything, but I think it makes sense to ask the question.
> Dear Bruce,
> Taking the example of pgAdmin III, which reached nearly one million hits in 
> December (, nothing seems impossible 
> for PostgreSQL.
> Why not create an all-in-one bundle offering PostgreSQL, Apache, Php and 
> PhpPgAdmin for Win32 and ... mass-release it.
> There is no need to create a complete installer. There could be a single 
> installer executing other installers (like it is sometimes the case in the 
> Win32 world). So that installers remain different.
> A single web page like "" in 40 languages is enough 
> to mass-release PostgreSQL.
> With an installer and a single web page, PostgreSQL Win32 could quickly reach 
> one million downloads every month.
> There is no need to look for complicated strategies. Every month, there can be 
> 10% more downloads. In the end, people will even forget the name of MySQL.

That seems like a good idea.

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