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Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [DOCS] Avoiding upgrade backlash
Date: 2007-11-13 16:49:04
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On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 11:39:26 -0500
Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:

> Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> writes:
> > Peter,
> >> What difference would pg_dump make?
> 
> > For many user's databases ... many more than any previous version
> > after 7.3 ... using the old version's pg_dump *will not load* into
> > 8.3.  Unless you restore the casts.
> 
> Please provide a concrete example.
> 
> > Should I be discussing this on a different list?
> 
> If you are looking for code changes, neither docs nor advocacy are
> suitable forums.

Josh wasn't looking for code changes. He was insuring that we were loud
about the rather significant problems that upgrading to 8.3, "may"
cause.

Joshua D. Drake

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