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Re: What can we learn from MySQL?

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Merlin Moncure <merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: What can we learn from MySQL?
Date: 2004-04-23 17:34:29
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Merlin Moncure wrote:

>Bruce Momjian wrote:
>>My question is, "What can we learn from MySQL?"  I don't know there is
>>anything, but I think it makes sense to ask the question.
>Here is one thing I can suggest from personal experience.  PostgreSQL is
>easy to configure and install; one of the easiest out there.  That's
>mostly moot anyways since most of the popular distros come with pg
>pre-installed (although you still have to know how to upgrade it).
>Recompiling php and apache (and hooking everything up together),
>however, is not always so easy.  I think lobbying the php/distros to
>have postgres support compiled into php in the default installation
>would be a big help from adoption.
Ahh the popular distros do.... redhat, suse, mandrake...

>  mysql's grass roots support comes
>from free tools like phpnuke and others.
>One thing that could use a little work in the manual is practial issues
>when dealing with application development...especially transactions,
>locking, and concurrency issues which tend to come up in applications.
>Why/When to use them, benefits, gotchas, etc. etc.  Think 'best
>practices' or strategies.  There is an excellent tutorial in the docs
>wrt the rule system,..there could be more stuff like that.
>Oh, a couple of days ago someone mentioned a wiki...that would be great.
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