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2004-10-28 22:58:00

PostgreSQL | PostgreSQL and Windows

The most visible new feature of PostgreSQL's upcoming 8.0 release is the native Windows version, the first time it has been ported specifically to the Microsoft platform. However, it is only available for the most recent Windows generation, for users of older Windows installation via the Cygwin emulation layer is the only option. The following table provides an overview of which installation options are available for which Windows versions.

WindowsNativeCygwin
Server 2003YesYes
XPYesYes
2000YesYes
NT4Yes*Yes
MENoYes
98/98SENoYes
95NoYes
* with some limitations

The following Windows-related FAQs are currently available:

At the time of writing PostgreSQL 8.0 (including the Windows port) is currently in beta-testing.

Posted at 2004-10-28 22:58:00