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Re: PGSQL-WINDOWS mailing list?

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: "Gavin M(dot) Roy" <gmr(at)ehpg(dot)net>
Cc: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>,Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,PostgreSQL www <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: PGSQL-WINDOWS mailing list?
Date: 2004-08-12 02:04:05
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On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Gavin M. Roy wrote:

> Don't ya think pgsql-sql-windows  is a bit overkill?  It's not like pg's 
> behavior re sql changes on windows.

hey, I'm just throwing out suggestions :)  and .. agreed, that one would 
be overkill ...

> Gavin
> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Josh Berkus wrote:
>>> Dave,
>>>> That's a different issue altogether though (perfectly valid though). 
>>>> Is
>>>> there a more appropriate way to split the existing groups perhaps? I'm
>>>> opposed to shifting the windows users onto a platform specific group
>>>> just because there's a lot of them. I'm not opposed to shifting them 
>>>> if
>>>> we find there are lots of platform specific problems though.
>>> Well, unfortunately, at least 70% of the Windows users can be counted on 
>>> not
>>> to differentiate platform-specific issues from general ones.  And given 
>>> the
>>> flakyness of the platform, I expect there to be continuous issues. 
>>> Also, I'd
>>> really rather not have a 25-post thread on PGSQL-SQL discussing how 
>>> XP-SP3
>>> breaks PostgreSQL.
>>> While there are other possible lists we could add, the advantage of
>>> PGSQL-WINDOWS is that it would attract a substantial portion of the new
>>> users, which, for example, a list named PGSQL-INSTALL might not.
>> I'm not ant-pgsql-windows, but I fear that the one thing you are trying to 
>> avoid is going to happen if we do create it ... namely, all new windows 
>> users will subscribe to that one list and post everything under the sun to 
>> it, making that one list pretty useless :(
>> If anything, altho it might be long, let's do something like:
>> pgsql-general-windows
>> pgsql-novice-windows
>> pgsql-admin-windows
>> pgsql-sql-windows
>> or something like that ... so that its not just the one list ...
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