Re: Rant to the guiding lights of Postgres [auf

From: Claudio Natoli <claudio(dot)natoli(at)memetrics(dot)com>
To: 'Paul Smith' <Paul(dot)Smith(at)xcom(dot)de>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Rant to the guiding lights of Postgres [auf
Date: 2004-02-13 11:53:09
Message-ID: A02DEC4D1073D611BAE8525405FCCE2B55F2EF@harris.memetrics.local
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> 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,

This is the key point. You looked for something that you reasonably expected
to be able to find, or at least pertinent related information... but came up
empty. Seems like a fair enough point for "advocacy" to me.

(At a guess, a simple google search for "psql.exe" will be successful, and,
as others have mentioned, the docs do state how to build psql/libpq under
Win32, but your point certainly still holds true for the other client

> 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.

Well, I can happily report that the all the client binaries do now build
under Win32, but this won't help you (and others) until 7.5 is released, at
the very least.

To be clear, do you believe that you would have been in the same position if
you had been able to download a pre-built Win32 PostgreSQL installation (as
you can for some of the *nix platforms), or are you suggesting that the
client binaries themselves be made (prominently) available as a
stand-alone/separate pre-built download?


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