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Re: [GENERAL] Versions RSS page is missing version(s)

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-general <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>, PostgreSQL WWW <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Versions RSS page is missing version(s)
Date: 2010-01-29 14:51:15
Message-ID: 9837222c1001290651p3c9d9137w5f64a47494bac138@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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Lists: pgsql-generalpgsql-www
(adding pgsql-www, isn't this more a www question than a general
postgresql usage question?)


2010/1/29 Greg Sabino Mullane <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>:
>
>
> While looking into a failed check_postgres check, I found a problem
> with the canonical versions page here:
>
> http://www.postgresql.org/versions.rss
>
> It only goes back to 8.0, but as far as I know, 7.4 is not unsupported

Hmm. Seems 7.4 was removed by Dave when we released 8.4:

https://pgweb.postgresql.org/changeset/2520


Dave, do you recall why?


> 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 ;)

-- 
 Magnus Hagander
 Me: http://www.hagander.net/
 Work: http://www.redpill-linpro.com/

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