Subject RE: [Firebird-general] Postgres!
Author Myles Wakeham
Real simple. Embedded version. PostgreSQL won't give you a platform that
you can easily deploy a single user 'trial' of your software, and give the
option to the user of a multi-user deployment. The trial would require that
you install a complete database server on the user's computer. Firebird has
an embedded version of its database that can deploy much the same was as
MSDE does on Windows. Light, simple, and non-obtrusive. PostgreSQL does
not have that.


Myles Wakeham
Director of Engineering
Tech Solutions Inc.
Scottsdale, Arizona USA
Phone (480) 451-7440

> -----Original Message-----
> From: webreyman [mailto:webreyman@...]
> Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 4:55 AM
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> Subject: [Firebird-general] Postgres!
> As pointed earlier in this group, Postgres 8 is now going to be a
> Windows native app. I tried the beta. It was a pain before but now it
> is breeze. I am more concerned about features than performance and I
> see several advatages in it right away (ORDMS and PL/Python are the
> most important ones for me).
> Earlier Firebird was a clear winner for me on Windows so far. Now my
> question is what are the features that still keep Firebird ahead of
> Postgres. Non NTFS support is one thing. I Anything else?
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