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Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>,Chris Travers <chris(at)travelamericas(dot)com>,Lamar Owen <lowen(at)pari(dot)edu>, olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk,Dan Langille <dan(at)langille(dot)org>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Time to work on Press Release 8.0
Date: 2004-08-14 21:36:55
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> > So, for the issue at hand, no matter how much we like replication,
> > endorse slony, or respect Jan's work, it's not part of PostgreSQL, in
> > the eyes of the public.  And a press release or three isn't going to
> > fundamentally change that, because the facts don't back it up.
> Do we not make some headway towards that with the work on pgxs?  I realize 
> that only addresses part of the problem, but it does make a start ...
> How do we continue to 'bridge the gap', so to say?
> pginstaller does, I think, a good job of it on the Windows platform, by 
> giving one interface to pull in multiple 'tools' ... any way of mirroring 
> this sort of thing in Unix?

I think Peter gave the wisest analysis:

Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> About half a year ago I was thinking exactly the same thing as what you
> just wrote.  But I realized that there is virtually no room for a
> "PostgreSQL distribution" to live between people who always download
> the original sources and people who want the full service of their
> operating system's package management.  I have since joined a community
> maintained Linux distribution and now I have no problem getting all the
> PostgreSQL software I need.

Meaning we can't provide a merged product without knowing OS details,
and those require people on each platform to provide such solutions.

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