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Re: [HACKERS] Wild idea: 9.0?

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: usleepless(at)gmail(dot)com
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Wild idea: 9.0?
Date: 2007-04-23 22:17:49
Message-ID: 20070423221749.GF12624@alvh.no-ip.org (view raw or flat)
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usleepless(at)gmail(dot)com escribió:
> Josh, List,
> 
> On 4/23/07, Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> wrote:

> >I was thinking about the upcoming release on my 32-hour epic airplane 
> >ordeal,
> >and realizing that it changes PostgreSQL in a lot of ways.  Between major
> >improvements to performance, major changes to the file format, and changes 
> >to
> >implicit conversions breaking backwards compatibility, our new ability to
> >more-or-less stick to deadlines ...
> >
> >... should this be 9.0 instead of 8.3?

I'm with Tom on this.  I don't think we've changed much in the way of
user visible behavior.


> >Seems like it'd be both an annoucement of how far we've come, as well as a
> >warning to users that the 8.2-->9.0 upgrade could be painful.  And that 
> >some of our more radical features in the new version could have some
> >rough edges.
> 
> as a casual user, only subscribed to this list, i think you should
> really consider it.
> 
> a bunch of problems due toa  minor-release-number upgrade would come
> as a suprise.

That would be just because you don't know the numbering scheme.  8.2 to
8.3 is considered "major" in these parts.  See 
http://www.postgresql.org/support/versioning

-- 
Alvaro Herrera                                http://www.CommandPrompt.com/
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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