RE: Off topic - Mysql

Dick,

Try the General Discussion list at http://lists.mysql.com/. This morning
(Monday, I don't work weekends unless I'm dragged in kicking and
screaming) there were 46 messages in my MySQL folder, as opposed to 40
in my Oracle-l folder.

I have used Postgres extensively and prefer it to MySQL too. But, MySQL
works well for us and, feature-wise, is catching up to Postgres.

That's all I'm going to say. I'm not a MySQL apologist and quite frankly
could care less which database is "better".

Now, if you want to debate fly-fishing vs. bait-fishing, I'll talk all
day.   :>)

--Walt

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Goulet, Dick [mailto:DGoulet@xxxxxxxx]=20
> Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2004 11:49 AM
> To: Weaver, Walt; kduret@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Oracle L (E-mail)
> Subject: RE: Off topic - Mysql
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> Walt,
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>       Interesting.  I've been subscribed, via the link on=20
> MySqlAB's web site for over a year now.  Don't see more than=20
> one post per week.  It's still a lame brained under featured=20
> database engine for the price.  Especially considering that=20
> PostGreSql is free.
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> Dick Goulet
> Senior Oracle DBA
> Oracle Certified 8i DBA
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Weaver, Walt [mailto:wweaver@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 4:32 PM
> To: kduret@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Oracle L (E-mail)
> Subject: RE: Off topic - Mysql
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> Au contraire, the MySQL list is as active as this one, with its own
> group of "gurus" who do a good job of answering questions.=3D20
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> And, I've found MySQL to be at least as easy to install as Postgres.
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> As far as books are concerned there are more than just a few.=20
> Check out
> the list at Bookpool. A good starter book is _MySQL_ by Paul Dubois.
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> --Walt (I'm not a database bigot) Weaver
>   Bozeman, Montana
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx=3D20
> > [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Goulet, Dick
> > Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 8:04 AM
> > To: kduret@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Oracle L (E-mail)
> > Subject: RE: Off topic - Mysql
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> > There are a few books on MySql, God only knows why.  Their=20
> mailing =3D3D
> > list(similar to this one) is quiter than a morgue.  Personal=3D20
> > opinion: =3D3D
> > Dump MySql in favor of PostGreSql.  Cheaper, easier to=20
> install (my =3D3D
> > opinion) and much closer to Oracle.
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> > Dick Goulet
> > Senior Oracle DBA
> > Oracle Certified 8i DBA
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