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Re: What can we learn from MySQL?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Chris Travers <chris(at)travelamericas(dot)com>
Cc: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>,Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: What can we learn from MySQL?
Date: 2004-04-29 19:26:05
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We have a novice list already.


Chris Travers wrote:
> Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> >
> >
> >And more support questions get asked taking time away from development.
> >For companies the net balance is probably in postgres' favor on average.
> >However, getting individuals to use postgres who have no background
> >in databases may be a net minus. Hopefully that won't happen. It will
> >be interesting to see what happens to the support lists after the
> >windows port is available.
> >  
> >
> I don't see support questions as being that much of a detractor.  Maybe 
> if it happens, we can start a Pgsql-newbie's list and initially feature 
> those who provide commercial support for the RDBMS?  Understand that 
> everyone has to start somewhere, and having a fresh perspective on it 
> from a newbie may help make a better project.  We just need a little 
> more insulation between newbie support and development (though the lack 
> of such insulation is a general strength of open source software).
> I personally think that the way to do this is to create a good set of 
> documentation which will help newbies with no RDBMS experience begin to 
> understand the basics of PostgreSQL.  For better or worse, MySQL owes 
> most of their success to the newbies.
> Best Wishes,
> Chris Travers
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