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Re: stable snapshots...

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Stefan Kaltenbrunner <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc>
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, PostgreSQL www <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: stable snapshots...
Date: 2009-07-15 22:10:27
Message-ID: 20090715190913.I81125@hub.org (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 15 Jul 2009, Stefan Kaltenbrunner wrote:

> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
>>> Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>>>> Not sure about the usefulness of the extra stable tarballs ... doesn't 
>>>> most of the back patching happen just as we are about to release the new 
>>>> versions?
>> 
>>> Not sure where you got that idea.  There are plenty of times when
>>> somebody (mostly Tom) commits a bugfix and tells the reporter, stating
>>> that the release date of the new version is some undetermined point in
>>> the future.  Not everyone is able to grab the patch from CVS and apply
>>> it; my guess is that most people simply wait for the next stable
>>> release.  Those people would benefit from having the older stable
>>> branches, so here's a +1 to Stefan's idea.
>> 
>> Yeah.  When we have fixed a bug but not yet released an official version
>> with the fix, somebody who needs that bug fix has three choices:
>> 	* manually apply the patch to a recent tarball;
>> 	* pull from CVS;
>> 	* use a nightly snapshot.
>> The first two cases require having extra tools like appropriate bison
>> and flex versions (which right now is looking like a bigger deal than
>> I would wish :-().
>
> actually nagios just noticed that we managed to break our own -HEAD snapshot 
> generation with this change as well...
> I have now fixed that script(and installed a more modern flex on 
> developer.postgresql.org) as well but I think we have some more work to do in 
> order to improve the robustness of those scripts...

Ummmmm ... you didn't break things, did you?  Specifically as far as old 
builds are concerned??  There is a reason why we have an older flex on 
that machine :(  Have you tested the new one you installed against all the 
other releases?

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