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Re: [DOCS] Re: [HACKERS] Small changes for the "no excuses" release

From: Peter T Mount <pgdocs(at)maidast(dot)demon(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "Thomas G(dot) Lockhart" <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Postgres Documentation List <docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [DOCS] Re: [HACKERS] Small changes for the "no excuses" release
Date: 1998-03-18 07:37:44
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.3.95.980318073618.27642B-100000@maidast (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-hackers
On Mon, 16 Mar 1998, Thomas G. Lockhart wrote:

> > > PostgreSQL seem to have a lot of names;
> > >   Postgres 95, Postgres, Pg, Pgsql ... All these names are used in
> > >   FAQ, filenames, docs, installation info, messages etc.
> > >
> > > Examples:
> > >   The backend executable is 'postgres', why not 'postgresql'?
> > >   INSTALL: "User postgres is the Postgres superuser"?
> > >
> > > I think it would be a good idea to use only "PostgreSQL" in all
> > > docs, file names and so on, and "pgsql" as the official abbrev.
> > >
> > > This is one of the things new users notice and find strange.
> > > I know, because I did, and people I know did it too.
> > 
> > Added to TODO list.
> Frankly, the voluminous docs, many adapted from the originals, seem to
> read better using "Postgres" rather than "PostgreSQL" or "Postgres95". I
> changed 'em all after defining what each is in the introduction. Would
> be a good bit of work to change them back, particularly since folks
> aren't volunteering in droves for work on documentation...

Well, I am working on the JDBC docs at the moment (when I can fit it in
between everything else). I'm just about to plan some tutorials to go in
as well.

Peter T Mount  petermount(at)earthling(dot)net or pmount(at)maidast(dot)demon(dot)co(dot)uk
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