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Re: [HACKERS] FAQs and Port Status

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] FAQs and Port Status
Date: 2006-11-28 16:52:29
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Simon Riggs wrote:
> The various ports and FAQs are fairly confusing, I note.
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/faq/
> 
> - AIX FAQ could do with some work, its long with lots of As and not many
> Qs, so its hard to understand what its telling you. But it clearly
> works, judging by the build farm. Sorry to criticise when there's such a
> wealth of detail there.
> 
> - HP/UX FAQ mentions rel 7.3 only and there's no build farm result, but
> I'm wondering whether some eagle-eyed hacker still uses it, or whether
> this port has fallen into disuse?
> 
> - IRIX FAQ mentions rel 7.2, which we really ought to mention is not
> supported anymore in the FAQ, or remove it.
> 
> - MINGW/Windows FAQ claims to be the FAQ for "Native Win32", which is
> interesting because the Windows FAQ says that as well...
> 
> - QNX FAQ doesn't exist at all; real-time is a thing of the past
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/faqs.FAQ_QNX4.html
> 
> - SCO FAQ's title is FAQ for 7.3, then starts with explaining how 8.0
> works with UnixWare. I see warthog running HEAD on UnixWare nicely, so
> there's some updating required there.
> 
> - Solaris FAQ - I found some DTrace docs... cool
> 
> It would be just great if we could have a link from the FAQ/Platform
> area to the buildfarm, with an encouragement to see for themselves
> whether their desired release works well on their chosen platform.
> All that grand work should be shouted about...
> 
> Many people's questions will be does it work with Linux Flavour X, so we
> should send them straight to the buildfarm to answer their own query. 
> 
> It would be good if the FAQ page could be renamed "FAQ and Port Status"
> 
> -- 
>   Simon Riggs             
>   EnterpriseDB   http://www.enterprisedb.com
> 
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