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Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Avoiding upgrade backlash

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [pgsql-advocacy] Avoiding upgrade backlash
Date: 2007-11-17 20:38:32
Message-ID: 200711172038.lAHKcW615258@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > Joshua D. Drake wrote:
> 
> > If it is that big an issue why are we not getting more problem reports
> > from beta testers?
> 
> Most people don't beta test further most people don't test (you know this).
> 
> My customers aren't going to be an issue obviously. What I am worried 
> about is the backlash from those who like to do this:
> 
> Ohhhh 8.3 is out.
> Upgrade
> WTH just happen!
> 
> And there are far more of those than I wish to admit (consider the 
> existence of gentoo ;)).

I understand but unless we have feedback from actual users we can't know
which issues need X notice and which need 10X notice.  We can guess and
right now I think we have enough detail.  If we find we haven't covered
it enough we can always revisit this, even after the final release.

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  Bruce Momjian  <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>        http://momjian.us
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