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Re: [CORE] EOL for 7.4?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-core(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [CORE] EOL for 7.4?
Date: 2009-12-01 21:30:03
Message-ID: 18629.1259703003@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Greg Smith <greg(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
> Some people consider the extended support and easy upgrades of the RHEL5 
> versions valuable enough that they have a strong preference to use the 
> version of PostgreSQL that ships with it.  Right now, when such people 
> ask me about using 8.1 in that context, I tell them while it would be 
> better if they ran something more recent, the performance of that 
> version is reasonable and the bugs they might run into aren't that 
> serious.  This is not the case at all for either 7.4 or 8.0, which have 
> been completely indefensible as versions to consider deploying for quite 
> some time already.

Well, actually, if it's just "what will RH support", I just today got
launch commit on this:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=489479
which might change things a bit.  PG 8.1 will be *in* RHEL5 until 2014,
but whether many people will still be using it is another question.

			regards, tom lane

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