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Re: [HACKERS] 6.2 protocol

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL odbc list <pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] 6.2 protocol
Date: 2001-02-10 06:32:10
Message-ID: 200102100632.BAA17355@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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OK, I have applied the following patch to remove ODBC protocol-version
handling.  I have kept the protocol-version fields and assignments, in
case it is useful in the future.  Comments?


> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > ODBC still has code to handle 6.2 backends:
> > Do we still want to carry that code around in ODBC?
> 
> I'd suggest retiring the 6.2 *and* 6.3 code from ODBC, so that it only
> needs to support one protocol version, and then we can also retire its
> "6.2/6.3/6.4" protocol option switch.  AFAICS that option switch serves
> only to confuse newbies --- I recall a fair number of questions along
> the line of "I'm running PG 6.5 (or 7.0), where do I get an ODBC that
> will talk to it?" since after all it does not say ">= 6.4".
> 
> Besides, anyone still running 6.3 or before needs to be prodded,
> none too gently, to upgrade ...
> 
> 			regards, tom lane
> 


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