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Re: Using Postgres as an alias

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>, "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Derek Rodner <derek(dot)rodner(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Using Postgres as an alias
Date: 2007-09-27 06:06:12
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Robert Treat wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 September 2007 18:34, Dave Page wrote:
> > > ------- Original Message -------
> > > From: "Pavel Stehule" <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>
> > > To: "Bruce Momjian" <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
> > > Sent: 26/09/07, 23:03:11
> > > Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Using Postgres as an alias
> > >
> > > Devrim's argument about renaming all packages is really strong for me.
> >
> > I think you missed the point of promoting the preferred short name entirely
> > - it doesn't require changing of any packages at all.
> >
> What I missed was the idea that postgres was now the preferred name, and that 
> we should be promoting.  AFAICT the only agreement was that the FAQ should 
> officialy designate that Postgres is an acceptable short form the name 
> PostgreSQL.  All of todays changes seem to be an extension of that agreement 
> (apparently by fiat, from what I can tell)

The goal was to promote "Postgres" as an alternate name.  I thought I
had general agreement from the group to do this in both FAQs.  If not, I
will revert it.

  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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