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Re: ROI on 7.2 to 8.2

From: "Medi Montaseri" <montaseri(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Chris Browne" <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ROI on 7.2 to 8.2
Date: 2007-08-21 23:59:26
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Thanks Chris,

I was actually just doing that and going down the list, picking fixes and
enhancements that are relevant to our product....by the time I got to
7.3...I came almost the same conclusion that I should just print (all of)
them and drop them on his desk..:-)

This is good, I thank everyone.

Medi

On 8/21/07, Chris Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org> wrote:
>
> montaseri(at)gmail(dot)com ("Medi Montaseri") writes:
> > 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.
>
> You can simply look at the release notes for 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, and
> 8.2.
>
> You can find them here:
>   <http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/static/release.html>
>
> More specifically, you can find them at these URLs.
>
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/static/release-7-3.html
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/static/release-7-4.html
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/static/release-8-0.html
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/static/release-8-1.html
> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/static/release-8-2.html
>
> Print off the contents of those five URLs, and you'll find somewhere
> between 40 and 50 pages worth of _brief listings_ of bug fixes and
> enhancements.  Drop that pile of paper on his foot and ask if he
> thinks it seems heavy enough to seem significant.
>
> Add to that the other folks' arguments:
>
> - There be "database eating bugs" there that be fixed in later
>    releases.
> - Nobody is interested in supporting problems you have with such an
>    ancient version.
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