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Re: Linux Version

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "'Ken Kinder'" <ken(at)kenkinder(dot)com>
Cc: pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Linux Version
Date: 2001-10-17 21:06:15
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ken Kinder [mailto:ken(at)kenkinder(dot)com] 
> Sent: 17 October 2001 21:12
> To: Dave Page
> Cc: pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [pgadmin-support] Linux Version
> I'm sorry if offended you or your work. 

Apology accepted.

> I am honestly having 
> trouble comprehending the development of a PostgreSQL GUI 
> that isn't available for Linux.

Why? PostgreSQL runs on a server. It's definitely not a good idea to use
your backend database server as a developemnt workstation as well if you can
help it.

I notice from your website that you primarily use MySQL. Do you have the
same view of MySQLManager (
which I believe is a similar tool to pgAdmin?

> AFIAK, from attending user 
> groups and other mailing lists, Postgres is used very rarely 
> in non-Linux environments.

PostgreSQL is being used more and more in non *nix environments. It is
distributed as a standard part of Redhat's popular Cygwin package
( and many users are now frequenting the
pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org mailing list.

That aside, I still don't think it's overly relevant. Many people are
developing applications for use on PCs within organisations alongside other
apps like MS Office by staff of all technical levels (as an example, my
users include mailroom staff using an application to track mail and
'community care' staff managing 1000's of Personal Emergency Telephones).
These programs are being developed using MS or Borland tools, and it makes
sense that the developer would often want to develop his or her backend
database on the same workstations. 

The reality is that most PCs run Windows, so a large percentage of
PostgreSQL apps written for these PCs must be written for Windows.

Regards, Dave.

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