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Re: Versions RSS page is missing version(s)

From: "Greg Sabino Mullane" <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Versions RSS page is missing version(s)
Date: 2010-01-29 17:34:25
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>> yet, so that page should be listing 7.4.27. Further, shouldn't we be keeping
>> even 'unsupported' versions on this page, so (e.g. case of check_postgres.pl)
>> clients can check if they have the latest revision, even if the major/minor
>> combo is super old?

> No, I don't think we should. We should list supported versions only.
> And check_postgres could be advised to throw a warning at least if
> you're running an unsupported version ;)

I'm not sure how useful that is. Surely while we encourage people to run
a recent major version, we also want to encourage people who will not
or cannot upgrade to at least be running the latest revision of a branch,
no matter how old it is?

How about a compromise? We add a new field to that XML so we can state
that it is unsupported, but leave it in there. That way, programs such
as check_postgres can not only distinguish between old but valid versions
and invalid versions (e.g. "7.typo.oops") but can act in a more intelligent
way for unsupported versions. Heck, maybe an estimated end-of-life date
field for all versions as well?

Either way, please add 7.4 back in. :)

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