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Re: pgsql-server: Update that 8.0 will support MS Win

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <momjian(at)svr1(dot)postgresql(dot)org>,pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgsql-server: Update that 8.0 will support MS Win
Date: 2004-08-23 23:40:39
Message-ID: 200408232340.i7NNed528645@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Neil Conway wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Update that 8.0 will support MS Win natively.
> 
> I've noticed that when we mention Win32 native support in 8.0 (both here 
> and in the release notes), we don't say it is "considered to be beta", 
> or "less well-tested than PostgreSQL for Unix systems", or some other 
> caveat. While I haven't used the Win32 port myself, I still think such a 
> disclaimer would be wise: the Win32 port has received a tiny fraction of 
> the testing that the Unix port has. So we really *don't* know how 
> unstable/buggy it may be, and until we have more data, I think 
> under-promising is a good idea.
> 
> (... or has this already been discussed over the summer?)

I think we need to actually find someone who reports a problem before
stating something.  I don't see how we can assume it is unstable without
some feedback.

Everyone knows it is is a new feature so I assume they will realize
their might be some rough edges.

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