[postgis-users] Apology to Windows Users

Paul Ramsey pramsey at refractions.net
Tue Apr 8 20:55:39 PDT 2003

I would like to apologize to the Windows/CygWin community. Our support 
of your platform has been somewhat lacking of late, largely through a 
lack of testing on our part. If we took the time to test on CygWin 
before releasing you would have a much better user experience and not 
have to do so many fiddles in order to get a compile and install. This 
is mostly my fault, and I apologize.

At this time, I would also like to recognize the incredible service of 
Norman Vine in helping the CygWin community to continue to use PostGIS 
despite our many shortcomings.  The CygWin community in general has 
also been helpful in supporting new users making the transition.

I forsee several paths out of the current morass. One is for me to 
start testing on CygWin before release. A related way is for me to 
start posting CygWin binaries for pure CygWin users. The final way, 
which will come along in another 6 months or so, will be the provision 
of a pure windows native PostgreSQL/PostGIS, when the 7.4 PgSQL version 
is released.

Thanks for your patience throughout this nasty release cycle.


      Paul Ramsey
      Refractions Research
      Email: pramsey at refractions.net
      Phone: (250) 885-0632

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