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How to Welcome Windows Users (was Re: 7.5 features)

From: Richard Huxton <dev(at)archonet(dot)com>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Subject: How to Welcome Windows Users (was Re: 7.5 features)
Date: 2004-04-27 14:12:01
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On Tuesday 27 April 2004 14:27, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Here are features that are being worked on, hopefully for 7.5:
> 	o  tablespaces (Gavin)
> 	o  nested transactions (Alvaro)
> 	o  two-phase commit (Heikki Linnakangas)
> 	o  integrated pg_autovacuum (O'Connor)
> 	o  PITR (Riggs)
> 	o  Win32 (Claudio, Magnus)
> If we get the majority of them, and I think we will, this will be a
> great release.

Sounds like the biggest release since 7.0 to me, and all good stuff. I do have 
a nagging concern with the Windows support though. I'm guessing most people 
running Windows servers will either be running php on top, or have windows 
clients. AFAIK this means .NET or ODBC, and for older Access-based systems 
upgrading definitely ODBC.

Dave Page has bravely stepped into the breach to maintain the ODBC driver, but 
the niggles in it will generate a flood of support messages as Windows users 
test it out. Basically, I'm asking what would need to be done technically for 
the ODBC driver, and is there anything a non-hacker can do to help?

  Richard Huxton
  Archonet Ltd

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