[rescue] Oracle kills Solaris

Jonathan Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Wed Sep 6 18:20:01 CDT 2017

On Wed, 6 Sep 2017, Phil Stracchino wrote:

>> Otherwise, when compared to the strides that PostgreSQL made in the same
>> period of time, one can only puzzle at how the _much_ more popular
>> codebase advanced by so little.
> At the risk of being somewhat catty, I /could/ suggest that PostgreSQL
> had a lot more room for improvement to start with.

To be sure!  The rowsize limits in the early releases were crippling.

> And they can't do anything about some of the fundamental design
> decisions that make me shake my head and wonder what the &#$(&$@%!$@!
> they were thinking.

They were thinking, "Barring a hardware failure, We do not want the user
to be able to accidentally lose data; in the service of this, nearly any
inconvenience is permissible."

Jonathan Patschke
Austin, TX

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