[DB-SIG] Michele Comitini: Adding a driver to http://www.python.org/topics/database/modules.html

Michele Comitini mcm@mixadlive.com
Fri, 16 Mar 2001 13:48:18 +0100

We simply needed a small module that was DB-API 2.0 compliant and
despite of this made use of multiple connections to postgres.  That
worked with Zope Transaction Manager rolling back or committing when
needed.  That was the need we had and PyGreSQL did not satisfy us for
fulfilling those task while in some others it did.

I stressed _free_ because I like people to notice that some modules are free
while some are not.  No intention to hurt people feelings. 
I am glad that PyGreSQL it is free and I like  that you stated
it so now everyone on the list knows that better.

The fact that there are so many _free_ modules for postgresql may help
others choosing a great language such as Python and a great RDBMS such
as PostgreSQL.


On Fri, Mar 16, 2001 at 06:26:59AM -0500, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> Thus spake Michele Comitini
> > On Wed, Mar 14, 2001 at 02:17:29PM -0500, Andrew Kuchling wrote:
> > > On Wed, Mar 14, 2001 at 02:13:51PM -0500, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > > >I suppose the request below is about this URL:
> > > >    http://www.python.org/topics/database/modules.html
> > > >Who's in charge of that page?  Should I just add this?
> > >
> > > I am; I'll add it.  (Yikes!  This is what now, the fourth Python
> > > PostgreSQL module?)
> > 
> > Well psycopg _deserves_ to be on that page ;)
> > Download it, try it and contribute, it is _free_ software.
> Um, I believe all the Python/PostgreSQL modules, including mine which
> is distributed with PostgreSQL(*), are free.
> And for the record, we would still be happy if all of these talented people
> would contribute to PyGreSQL.  I don't understand why they all felt that
> it was necessary to splinter the development like this.
> (*) When building PostgreSQL you can simply add --with-python to the
> configure flags to install PyGreSQL.
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