Despite having a strong feature set and excellent performance and stability, PostgreSQL lags significantly behind MySQL in one key area: Many more open source projects support MySQL than PostgreSQL. That limits PostgreSQL adoption to some extent because many users choose MySQL not because it's superior to PostgreSQL, but because their favorite open source project supports only MySQL. Christopher Kings-Lynne wants to change that.
Kings-Lynne, a PostgreSQL developer who also works on the phpPgAdmin project, is working on a MySQL compatibility project for PostgreSQL that may allow people to utilize PostgreSQL with software that normally requires a MySQL database.
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