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Re: should we have a separate page that clearly defines what a minor release is and why it's a good idea to keep up with them?

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Andrew Hammond <andrew(dot)george(dot)hammond(at)gmail(dot)com>
Subject: Re: should we have a separate page that clearly defines what a minor release is and why it's a good idea to keep up with them?
Date: 2007-02-21 15:42:43
Message-ID: 200702211642.45668.peter_e@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian wrote:
> OK, the FAQ now has:
>
>     <P>The PostgreSQL team makes only bug fixes in minor releases,

I don't think there is a causality between the above and the below.

>     so, for example, upgrading from 7.4.8 to 7.4.9 does not require
>     a dump and restore;  merely stop the database server, install
>     the updated binaries, and restart the server.</P>

>     <P>All users should upgrade to the most recent minor release as
> soon as it is available.  While upgrades always have some risk,
> PostgreSQL minor releases fix only common bugs to reduce the risk of
> upgrading. The community considers <i>not</i> upgrading more risky
> that upgrading.</P>

What is a "common bug"?

-- 
Peter Eisentraut
http://developer.postgresql.org/~petere/

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