Josh Berkus wrote:
> > Informix, etc. have spent a lot of time and money working on it.
> > They also have the advantage of having many paid fulltime
> > developers who are doing this for a job, not as a weekend hobby
> > (Compared to the what? 2-3 full time PG developers).
> I think 4-6 full-time, actually, plus about 200 part-time contributors. Which
> adds up to a bloody *lot* of code if you monitor pgsql-patches between
> versions. The only development advantage the commercials have over us is the
> ability to engage in large projects (e.g. replication, raw filesystems, etc.)
> that are difficult for a distributed network of people.
I think Informix's track record for post-Informix 5.0 releases is poor:
6.0 aborted release, pretty much withdrawn
7.0 took 1-2 years to stabalize
8.0 where was that?
9.0 confused customers
How much does Informix improve in 6 months? In 2 years? How long does
it take to get a bug fixed?
At this point, only the largest corporations can keep up with our
open-source development model. The other database vendors have already
closed, as did Informix when purchased by IBM.
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