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Re: Win32 release warning

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Rob Butler <crodster2k(at)yahoo(dot)com>,Dennis Bjorklund <db(at)zigo(dot)dhs(dot)org>,Richard Huxton <dev(at)archonet(dot)com>,Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>,Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>,PostgreSQL Win32 port list <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Win32 release warning
Date: 2004-08-26 16:56:22
Message-ID: 200408261656.i7QGuMQ20021@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Tom Lane wrote:
> 
> > Rob Butler <crodster2k(at)yahoo(dot)com> writes:
> >> That makes it sound as if you didn't do the same level
> >> of testing on *this* release, like it didn't go
> >> through all the tests or something.
> >
> >> How about "it does not have the extensive testing
> >> history that other supported platforms in this release
> >> have."
> >
> > Not bad, but it doesn't make the point that there's a lot of new
> > platform-specific code for Windows in there.  You want to point
> > out not only that there's no history, but that there's new code to be
> > suspicious of.
> 
> "Altho tested throughout our release cycle, the Windows port does not have 
> the benefit of the years of testing that has gone into the Unix platforms, 
> and, as such, should be treated with the same level of caution as you 
> would a new product"

Wow, that is good!  Current wording is:

        Because Win32 is significantly different from the Unix platforms
        supported in previous releases, there is much new Win32-specific
        code that has not been tested extensively. Please test it
        thoroughly before using it in production.

Should I change it to Marc's version?

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