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Re: [PERFORM] Help speeding up delete

From: "Magnus Hagander" <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>
To: "Christopher Kings-Lynne" <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>,"Simon Riggs" <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,"Steve Wampler" <swampler(at)noao(dot)edu>,"Postgres-performance" <pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PERFORM] Help speeding up delete
Date: 2005-11-17 09:19:28
Message-ID: 6BCB9D8A16AC4241919521715F4D8BCE6C7BF2@algol.sollentuna.se (view raw or flat)
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> > Perhaps we should put a link on the home page underneath LATEST 
> > RELEASEs saying
> > 	7.2: de-supported
> > 
> > with a link to a scary note along the lines of the above.
> > 
> > ISTM that there are still too many people on older releases.
> > 
> > We probably need an explanation of why we support so many 
> releases (in 
> > comparison to licenced software) and a note that this does 
> not imply 
> > the latest releases are not yet production (in comparison 
> to MySQL or 
> > Sybase who have been in beta for a very long time).
> 
> By the way, is anyone interested in creating some sort of 
> online repository on pgsql.org or pgfoundry where we can keep 
> statically compiled pg_dump/all for several platforms for 8.1?
> 
> That way if someone wanted to upgrade from 7.2 to 8.1, they 
> can just grab the latest dumper from the website, dump their 
> old database, then upgrade easily.

But if they're upgrading to 8.1, don't they already have the new
pg_dump? How else are they going to dump their *new* database?

> In my experience not many pgsql admins have test servers or 
> the skills to build up test machines with the latest pg_dump, 

I don't, but I still dump with the latest version - works fine both on
linux and windows for me... 

> etc.  (Seriously.) In fact, few realise at all that they 
> should use the 8.1 dumper.

That most people don't know they should use the new one I understand
though. But I don't see how this will help against that :-)

//Magnus

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