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Re: The future of pgAdmin II...

From: "Henshall, Stuart - WCP" <SHenshall(at)westcountrypublications(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: 'Dave Page' <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: The future of pgAdmin II...
Date: 2002-03-27 10:55:19
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	I don't know what elements would be needed for .NET but it would
certainly be a pain if older windows needed to spend ages downloading to get
it working (or worse, couldn't get a .NET version working). Also I'm not
sure but I thought the mono project had very few class libraries completed.
If your wanting it working under linux in the near future wine may be the
way to go (I don't know about other *nix though). Still in the future it may
be the way to go (after the mono project shapes up etc...) .
- Stuart

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Page [mailto:dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk]
> Sent: 27 March 2002 10:56
> To: pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: [pgadmin-hackers] The future of pgAdmin II...
> Probably a little less dramatic than the subject implies, but 
> I've now had a
> chance to play with Visual Studio.NET and got to thinking 
> about where we're
> going with pgAdmin II.
> I've performed a test upgrade of the pgAdmin II main project 
> to VB.NET -
> believe it or not, the upgrade report (attached) lists 413 issues post
> upgrade!! Don't forget, that doesn't include pgSchema or any 
> of the Plugins,
> Exporters or Highlightbox.
> In light of this, I propose that pgAdmin II should stay as a VB6
> application, at least for the forseeable future.
> For the longterm future (i.e. pgAdmin III), I think the way 
> forward is C#.
> I've been playing with this over the last few days and it 
> seems fairly easy
> to learn, and should easily do what would be required. The 
> best bit is that
> there should be an open-source compiler and class libraries 
> available soon
> ( which would enable us to target *nix 
> platforms.
> In the nearer future, it should be possible to build plugins 
> & exporters for
> pgAdmin II in C#, so I may well try this, and if successful, 
> try porting
> some of the existing ones across.
> Anyway, I would welcome any comments *anyone* has about this.
> Regards, Dave.

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