Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?

From: Roderick A. Anderson
Subject: Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?
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In response to: Re: Need for PostgreSQL demand?  (Ron Peterson)
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Ron Peterson wrote:
> 2007-11-06_03:28:24-0500 Kevin Hunter <>:
>
>> Along these lines, here are a couple not-so-killer apps, but apps and
>> areas that are important nonetheless and that I'm fairly certain would
>> benefit from Postgres and OpenSource TLC:
>
> Another good idea, I think, is a SQL backed mail store.  DBMail provides
> just that:
>
> http://www.dbmail.org/

As does Archiveopteryx

    http://www.archiveopteryx.org/postgresql/


Rod
--
> I believe (I might be wrong) they originally started as a PostgreSQL
> project.  They have since inserted an abstraction layer to allow them
> use MySQL etc also.  I'm not a big fan of that notion in general, but
> definitely not w/ respect to a mail store, where efficiency and speed
> are paramount.  DBMail also provides POP and IMAP clients, but last I
> checked, secure connections required stunnel, which adds another layer
> of inefficiency.
>
> Great idea, but could be improved upon.
>
> I'd put university ERP apps in the 'killer' category myself.  I know
> folks pour gobsmacks into the so-called 'enterprise' solutions currently
> on the market.  I don't think I'm alone in saying that it would be GREAT
> to be able to move toward a commodity solution.  This is one area where
> the 'service' facet of F/OSS development would certainly play out,
> because institutions all want to preserve certain processes unique to
> themselves, and need help making that happen.  I think an app that could
> displace Banner, Datatel, etc would certainly be 'killer' for me at
> least.
>



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