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Re: Thoughts on maintaining 7.3

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Thoughts on maintaining 7.3
Date: 2003-10-03 16:47:58
Message-ID: 20031003134416.O37588@ganymede.hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, 3 Oct 2003, Joshua D. Drake wrote:

>
> >Yes, please.  Please, please do not force all users to accept new
> >features in "stable" trees.
> >
> >
> What if the feature does break compatibility with old features?
> What if it is "truly" a new feature?
>
> One example would be that we are considering reworking
> pg_dump/restore a bit to support batch uploads and interactive mode.
> It would not break compatibility with anything but would
> greatly enhance one's ability to actually backup and restore
> large volume sets.

for stuff like this, why not just break off a gborg project for it,
seperate from the distros?  We could pull in the changes as beta starts on
a dev cycle, but then pg_dump/pg_restore could be maintained on its own
release cycle, and you could easily get 'back features' in like this ...


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