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Re: The naming question (Postgres vs PostgreSQL)

From: Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com>
To: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
Subject: Re: The naming question (Postgres vs PostgreSQL)
Date: 2007-08-29 19:02:29
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Neil Conway wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-28-08 at 11:15 -0400, Robert Bernier wrote:
>> How many people feel we should adopt 'postgres' for the '9.0'
>> reference documentation (let's leave the issue of the tons of work
>> involved out of the debate for the moment)?
> 
> +1 -- I think we should make the name change, but I don't have any
> strong preference about when we ought to do it (now, for 8.3, for 8.4,
> etc -- I wouldn't necessarily want to wait for some far-off theoretical
> 9.0 release).

+1.

Decoupling it from a major release and doing at
8.3.1 might be best.

If there'll be a transition period where both "PostgreSQL"
and "Postgres" are acceptable anyway - there's no need that
it has to be tied to a major release; and this way core can
stay focused on the technology during the release period.

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