On Tue, 27 Apr 1999, Fred Read wrote:
> Patrick Greenwell wrote:
> > > Fred Read wrote:
> > > [MySQL is easier to install & configure than Informix]
> > > ...
> > You left out: "Writing the application that will use the
> > database," which I believe was the orginal posters point.
> I covered this point to a certain extent in my ODBC comments.
The problem is that many off these off-the-shelf apps use functionality
that simply isn't present in MySQL. ODBC doesn't fix that.
> I don't wish to turn this into a "MS bashing session" but you
> can see my point - millions of users use Access every day.
> Wouldn't it be nice if only one percent switched to MySQL?
If that is the desire, then it is necessary to make it attractive to the
demographic. People using Access are doing so for ease of use reasons, not
because Access is the fastest, most stable DB on the planet(it certainly
isn't.) MySQL by comparison is not as easy to use, doesn't have a GUI
anywhere near the one offered with Access, etc. So, if you want people to
switch, better get working on a really nice GUI.... ;-)