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Re: Thoughts on maintaining 7.3

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Postgresql Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Thoughts on maintaining 7.3
Date: 2003-10-01 18:55:51
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Joshua D. Drake wrote:

> For most things probably not that possible. For things like:
> Simple feature enhancements (preloading of libs) 

How long is a piece of string? When does something stop being simple?

> Fixing pl/Language bugs (and making sure they still work on 7.3)
> Buffer overflow fixes 

Everyone seems to agree that bugs should be fixed.

> Security problems (the fact that alter user/createuser with encrypted 
> password ' will go into a .psqlhistory file is horrendous) 

you can avoid this in the create case by using createuser -P instead of 
psql. Or by using psql -c (although that might put stuff in your shell 
history ;-)
Maybe there's a good case for an alteruser counterpart to createuser.

> pg_dump/pg_restore enhancements
Which ones? If it is things known to be broken being fixed that comes 
under the bug fix category.



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