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End of the naming game: The PostgreSQL project changes its name

I started using PostgreSQL around September 1998. The first problem I had was pronouncing it, and even using right capital letters at the right place.

Was is PostGreSQL? PostgresSQL? PoStGreSQL? PostgreySQL?

Recently Craig also mentioned about the same problem.

Starting today, the PostgreSQL Global Development Group (abbreviated as PGDG) announced that the project will be written as PostgresQL. This will solve the problems (hopefully), and will also help use to drop the "QL" in 2024. Starting v12, all packages will also "provide" postgresXY as the package name, for a smooth change in 2024. Meanwhile, as of today, the project will accept "Postgre" as an alias for those who did not want to learn about the name of the software they are using. I heard rumours that they also say "Orac" or "SQ Serv" or "MyS", so they will now be free to drop SQL in our name, too.

Thanks to everyone who made this change. This was a real blocker for the community, and it will also help newbies in the PostgreSQL Facebook group -- they will now be free to use "Postgre" from now on.


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Ravi Krishna on :

Nice try. Should have tried yesterday or tomorrow.

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Justin G on :

Started to have a face in palm moment until I read
'the project will accept "Postgre"'
then it clicked what today is

Michael Vitale on :

I'm all for getting the name better, but no way I'm callin' it "Postgre". It sounds like some French recipe. "postgres" or "pg" is what I usually say. That's my 2cents worth.

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I feel a lot of relief now, please don't play those tricks on me =D

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