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Re: (FC-Devel) RE: DBs vs CVS

> > 3. My personal opinion is that all above objects should be stored in a
> > DATABASE. This solution is used by Oracle as well as System Architect (a
> > specialized db). I think that a reasonable choice of free database is
> > Postgres, which has reached a minimal necessary maturity level. The
> > other question is a user interface. One can be simply alphanumeric for
> > screen form data input. The other, graphical one, would be necessary for
> > diagrams.
> On the question of using a database, while I would agree it would 
> be nice (and at least one other person has suggested Postgres I 
> think), I have a couple of questions. Firstly, which platforms does it
> support? The minimum supported platforms for FreeCASE were 
> Linux & Win32, as I recall. Does Postgres support Win32? This is 
> of vital importance to me, as I don't actually have a computer of my 
> own at the moment, and only have access to Win32 machines. 

Yes it does.  It supports many platforms, including WIN32.

> Secondly, what licence does it use? If we were going to use it then 
> I think it would need to be GPLed, correct?

I think it would only have to have an open-source-compliant license.  And 
Postgres does.

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