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Re: win32 version info

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Claudio Natoli <claudio(dot)natoli(at)memetrics(dot)com>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>,Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>,PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: win32 version info
Date: 2004-07-27 12:55:27
Message-ID: 200407271255.i6RCtRN10952@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Claudio Natoli wrote:
> > Seems inconsistent to me.
> 
> There is no inconsistency, as the two requirements are aimed at very
> different "issues". It was just the case that one (win32 versioning) was
> inadvertently a potential (and rejected) solution to the other (auto version
> check).
> 
> The question now is simply whether or not this versioning cruft justifies
> its existence, presumably for facilitating packaging and installation of
> binaries (particularly those that cannot report their version readily, such
> as DLLs). I personally certainly have no use for it, and I don't see us
> getting the "Designed for Microsoft Windows" tick any time soon, but I have
> no doubt that Magnus, in working on the win32 installer, is perhaps seeing
> the need in an entirely different light.

"Designed for Microsoft Windows"  :-)

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