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Re: PG 7.3 is five years old today

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com>
Cc: Alexandru Cârstoiu <alexandru(dot)carstoiu(at)excelsarc(dot)ro>, <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: PG 7.3 is five years old today
Date: 2007-11-28 16:21:57
Message-ID: 20071128082157.23c75da2@commandprompt.com (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 13:30:55 +0000
Gregory Stark <stark(at)enterprisedb(dot)com> wrote:

> Alexandru Cârstoiu <alexandru(dot)carstoiu(at)excelsarc(dot)ro> writes:
> 
> > This tells me that the v3 protocol appeared at 7.4, so there's no
> > need to support v2 in future database versions (starting with
> > 8.3?). It would simplify code in interfaces like JDBC too.
> 
> I think the second half of this is correct. There would be no need to
> support the old protocol in client interface drivers since the only
> supported databases would all support the new protocol.

Except that we just broke the proposed upgrade path if we do that...
Let's not put people in a catch-22.

Joshua D. Drake



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