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Re: EOL is when?

From: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Heikki Linnakangas <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: EOL is when?
Date: 2010-06-27 11:39:38
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On Thu, 2010-06-24 at 10:32 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> writes:
> > On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 15:39, Heikki Linnakangas
> > <heikki(dot)linnakangas(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> wrote:
> >> On 24/06/10 14:41, Magnus Hagander wrote:
> >>> Our versioning policy
> >>> (http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/PostgreSQL_Release_Support_Policy)
> >>> says that we EOL 7.4 and 8.0 "July 2010". Does that mean July 1st or
> >>> July 31st?
> >> 
> >> Probably means one more minor release, and that's it.
> 
> > Yes, but I care about what actual date we mean. A month is a lot of time :-)
> 
> There is no "actual date" as yet.  Whenever the next set of minor
> releases come out will be the last one for 7.4 and 8.0.  We'll keep
> back-patching those branches as appropriate up till then.

I think we should have both.

People need an exact date so they can discuss in their organisations the
consequences of not upgrading. Without a date, those discussions become
more complicated because it sounds like our intentions are unclear and
may be subject to change.

-- 
 Simon Riggs           www.2ndQuadrant.com
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