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Re: Rant to the guiding lights of Postgres [auf

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Paul Smith <Paul(dot)Smith(at)xcom(dot)de>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Rant to the guiding lights of Postgres [auf
Date: 2004-02-13 19:16:11
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To be honest I don't agree with most of your assessment. PostgreSQL has 
a ton of clients... here is a brief list:

Client GUI builders:

Microsft Access
Corel Paradox
TheKompany Rekall
Borland Delphi/Kylix
Micorosft .Net

Client Reporting Tools:
Crystal Reports
Plus several of the above

Clients for Server Management:


Generic Protocols available:


Specific bindings available:


Plus a bunch I can't even remember the name of.

Paul Smith wrote:
> It seems I have touched a nerve :)
> I would like to thank all the people that offered a positive suggestion, 
> I have tried most
> of the suggested solutions (and a few others) but I am not quite where I 
> want to be. Hence
> my original post. I do still have one or two things to try so I am still 
> optimistic.
> It is unfortunate that a few people considered my comments as 
> non-constructive. Perhaps if
> they were to do a few google searches they would find, instead of the 
> answer they expect,
> that many, many other people are in fact asking the same questions that 
> I am. It is not that
> 7.5 will have a native win-32 build (though that is very interesting) it 
> is simply that client server
> systems need clients!
> Even a cursory glance at the 'official' download pages shows that 
> clients are *not* even
> mentioned. This, I feel, is a serious handicap to anyone thinking 
> seriously about moving
> an existing project to Postgres. Perhaps you disagree, fine, I have no 
> problem with that.
> But I make the decisions concerning my projects with the information I 
> have available.
> I am not saying I will, or will not, use Postgres. Whether I do or not 
> will make no difference to
> your lives, I am simply informing the people that claim to advocate 
> Postgres, that *I* have
> a problem adapting it to *my* project, for the reasons *I* have stated. 
> Whether you chose
> to take them on board, or dismiss them as irrelevant, is entirely up to 
> you.
> Regards,
> Paul Smith

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