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Re: Improved \df(+) in psql + backward-compatibility

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>,Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Improved \df(+) in psql + backward-compatibility
Date: 2005-08-29 15:07:20
Message-ID: 431324A8.1050702@dunslane.net (view raw or flat)
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Tom Lane wrote:

> It would be good to set some parameters before starting: how far
>back is reasonable to support?  pg_dump goes back to 7.0 but that's now
>mostly for historical reasons, ie, 7.0 was the immediately previous
>release when we started making it do backwards-compatible dumps.  I'm
>not sure it's worth the trouble to make psql go that far back.  "Back
>to 8.0" would be a nice round figure...
>
>  
>

Seems fair for an initial target of 8.2. Going forward a policy of  "3 
years or 3 releases back" seems about right. If people can't bring 
themselves to upgrade in that time they can be left on their own.

cheers

andrew

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