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Re: pgsql: Remove pre-7.4 documentaiton mentions, now that 8.0 is the oldest

From: Stefan Kaltenbrunner <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: pgsql: Remove pre-7.4 documentaiton mentions, now that 8.0 is the oldest
Date: 2010-02-24 15:25:40
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Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Robert Haas wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 5:03 AM, Stefan Kaltenbrunner
>> <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc> wrote:
>>> Bruce Momjian wrote:
>>>> Log Message:
>>>> -----------
>>>> Remove pre-7.4 documentaiton mentions, now that 8.0 is the oldest
>>>> supported release.
>>> per http://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/PostgreSQL_Release_Support_Policy 7.4 is
>>> still supported for a few months to come (and will be EOL'd together with
>>> 8.0). I'm also not really sure why we need to change stuff like that, this
>>> kind of information might still be useful for somebody trying to upgrade
>>> from an unsupported release to a supported one.
>> Yeah.
> 
> Well, the documentation still exists in the old releases, even 8.4.  The
> big question is how much back-version information we should keep in our
> docs, and does it make sense to keep paragraphs around that are only
> meaningful to < 1% of people reading it.  Some people are saying keep
> more, some are saying keep less, so I am betting I have hit the proper
> balance.  ;-)

Well even if it is useful information for only 1% of our readers (which 
given the access stats on the html logs is a HUGE number) and we don't 
have any real maintenance overhead with keeping it (which I kinda doubt 
we have).

And just from looking at some of the hunks in more detail I think we are 
actually removing fairly reasonable information (especially if we are 
talking stuff like behaviour changes) :/


Stefan

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