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Re: Full PostgreSQL installer for Windows

From: "Robert J(dot) Sanford, Jr(dot)" <rsanford(at)nolimitsystems(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-cygwin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Full PostgreSQL installer for Windows
Date: 2001-09-03 20:14:04
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> Hello friends,
> I would like to inform you that I am working on a full 
> PostgreSQL installer for Windows. The goal is to promote
> the use of PostgreSQL combined with pgAdmin II.


> 1) At first, I would like to automate the 
> /usr/doc/Cygwin/postgresql-7.1.2.README guidelines:
> - test the presence of Cygwin / PostgreSQL executables
>   (if not present show a downloading link and quit
>   installer),
> - installation and startup of ipc-daemon.
> - installation and startup of Cygwinsrv.exe under Windows
>   NT/2000,
> - test existence of postmaster account,
> - start postmaster (possibly as a service under Windows
>   NT/2000),
> - initdb if needed.

will you also detect versions and ask if the user wants to
upgrade? if yes, will you launch the cygwin installer if it
is available?

will you be querying for parameters to launch the postmaster
while providing some intelligent defaults?

when launching the postmaster, will you be launching it in
a bash shell or standalone?

personally, i think this should be step 2, not step 1. what
you have as step two should be step one. my opinion only.

> 2) In a near future, I would like to perform a minimal
>    Cygwin installation.
> - I have no idea what minimum software is needed. Any
>   information welcome.
> - Does the Cygwin licence permit it?

i can't answer your questions but i would really like this.
not know what the dependencies are i just installed the
whole shebang.

> An alpha installation executable will be available in a
> few days.

that would be great!

> I will probably need support for testing under Windows
> 95/98/2000 as I run NT 4 

i have win2k and would be willing to test on it. postgres
is a "play" project for me at this time so i might be a
bit sporadic, but i am will to play with it.


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