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Re: ROI on 7.2 to 8.2

From: "Medi Montaseri" <montaseri(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ROI on 7.2 to 8.2
Date: 2007-08-21 17:42:19
Message-ID: 8078a1730708211042o5b6442ar315bf0c76bec034a@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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What can I say....at least he is willing to listen now...thanks guys...
This is an excellent start...

Cheers everyone
Medi

On 8/21/07, Joshua D. Drake <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
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> Medi Montaseri wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have finally convinced my manager to "consider" the idea of migrating
> from
> > 7.2 to 8.2. Obviously he needs an ROI (Return Of Investment) analysis
> (in a
> > technical sense).
> >
> > So, I am wondering if anyone has worked on a similar project where you
> had
> > to go thru the release notes and bug fixes to compile such a
> motivational
> > speech and willing to share.
> >
> > Otherwise, as many links you can provide would be nice.
>
> Wow...
>
> Does your manager still run Windows 98?
>
> Not to be sarcastic but that is essentially what the argument boils down
> to.
>
> 1. 7.2 is *not* supported
> 2. 7.2 will not receive any backpatches
>   * There are data loss and security bugs that have not been back patched
> 3. If you post here with a question about 7.2, the first thing you will
> get back is, "upgrade".
> 4. 8.2 is much faster (not like 10%, like 100%)
>
> Now what problems are you going to run into?
>
> Several datatypes in 7.2 are allowed to be '', in 8.x they are not.
> Specifically number based types.
>
> You may have to turn "on" add_missing_from_clause
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Joshua D. Drake
>
>
>
>
> >
> > Cheers
> > Medi
> >
>
>
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