Re: (Chief) Wizard for hire...

2001-05-30 Thread Peter Haworth

On Tue, 29 May 2001 21:55:18 +0100, Paul Sharpe wrote:
 Jonathan Stowe wrote:
  On Tue, 29 May 2001, Paul Sharpe wrote:
   Doesn't PostgreSQL carry on the Illustra tradition?
  
  It went to Informix most recently and then of course to IBM.
 
 But didn't it come *from* Postgres?

Yes, Illustra and PostgreSQL both have their roots in the Postgres DBMS. Illustra 
[...] picked up the code and commercialized it in 1992 (from 
http://www.postgresql.org/idocs/index.php?history.html)

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 I took the initiative in creating the Internet.
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Re: (Chief) Wizard for hire...

2001-05-29 Thread Dave Hodgkinson


James Powell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 You've got a link to 127.0.0.1 on your CV page (sorry, I'm nosy).

Fixed, ta. The perils of a two-tier Apache :-)

 
 Also, I see you've worked with the devil known as Illustra!
 
 Me too, condolences!

They had the right idea... ;-)

Still, at least one guy walked away with plenty of money!


-- 
Dave Hodgkinson, http://www.hodgkinson.org
Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star   http://www.deep-purple.com
  Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy
   



Re: (Chief) Wizard for hire...

2001-05-29 Thread Peter Haworth

On Tue, 29 May 2001 15:43:49 +0100, James Powell wrote:
 Also, I see you've worked with the devil known as Illustra!
 
 Me too, condolences!

Me too. I even wrote DBD::Illustra for it, although by the time I got permission to 
release it, no one else in the World appeared to want it.

-- 
Peter Haworth   [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Remember: Perl abhors a naked circularity
-- Tom Christiansen



Re: (Chief) Wizard for hire...

2001-05-29 Thread James Powell

On Tue, May 29, 2001 at 07:39:33PM +0100, Peter Haworth wrote:
 On Tue, 29 May 2001 15:43:49 +0100, James Powell wrote:
  Also, I see you've worked with the devil known as Illustra!
  
  Me too, condolences!
 
 Me too. I even wrote DBD::Illustra for it, although by the time I got permission to 
release it, no one else in the World appeared to want it.

Ooh that would have been very useful for me at one time.

Illustra - Nice ideas, shame about the locking approach
(and lack of outer joins, etc etc)!

 
 -- 
   Peter Haworth   [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Remember: Perl abhors a naked circularity
   -- Tom Christiansen



Re: (Chief) Wizard for hire...

2001-05-29 Thread Dave Hodgkinson

James Powell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Ooh that would have been very useful for me at one time.

I've got bells ringing in my head about how hard it was to get a C
library out of them in the early days.

 
 Illustra - Nice ideas, shame about the locking approach
 (and lack of outer joins, etc etc)!

Ah, but Blades and time series stuff.

-- 
Dave Hodgkinson, http://www.hodgkinson.org
Editor-in-chief, The Highway Star   http://www.deep-purple.com
  Interim CTO, web server farms, technical strategy
   



Re: (Chief) Wizard for hire...

2001-05-29 Thread Paul Sharpe



Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 
 James Powell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
  Ooh that would have been very useful for me at one time.
 
 I've got bells ringing in my head about how hard it was to get a C
 library out of them in the early days.
 
 
  Illustra - Nice ideas, shame about the locking approach
  (and lack of outer joins, etc etc)!
 
 Ah, but Blades and time series stuff.

Doesn't PostgreSQL carry on the Illustra tradition?

paul



Re: (Chief) Wizard for hire...

2001-05-29 Thread Jonathan Stowe

On Tue, 29 May 2001, Paul Sharpe wrote:

 Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
 
  James Powell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
 
   Ooh that would have been very useful for me at one time.
 
  I've got bells ringing in my head about how hard it was to get a C
  library out of them in the early days.
 
  
   Illustra - Nice ideas, shame about the locking approach
   (and lack of outer joins, etc etc)!
 
  Ah, but Blades and time series stuff.

 Doesn't PostgreSQL carry on the Illustra tradition?


It went to Informix most recently and then of course to IBM.


/J\




Re: (Chief) Wizard for hire...

2001-05-29 Thread Paul Sharpe



Jonathan Stowe wrote:
 
 On Tue, 29 May 2001, Paul Sharpe wrote:
 
  Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
  
   James Powell [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
  
Ooh that would have been very useful for me at one time.
  
   I've got bells ringing in my head about how hard it was to get a C
   library out of them in the early days.
  
   
Illustra - Nice ideas, shame about the locking approach
(and lack of outer joins, etc etc)!
  
   Ah, but Blades and time series stuff.
 
  Doesn't PostgreSQL carry on the Illustra tradition?
 
 
 It went to Informix most recently and then of course to IBM.
 
 /J\

But didn't it come *from* Postgres?

paul