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Re: Issue with libpq < 8.4

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>, pgadmin-hackers <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Issue with libpq < 8.4
Date: 2010-08-24 11:33:03
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On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 12:29 PM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 1:20 PM, Guillaume Lelarge
> <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info> wrote:
>> Le 24/08/2010 13:01, Magnus Hagander a écrit :
>>> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 12:55 PM, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> This "disqualifies" pgAdmin3 from quite a lot of platforms. There
>>>>> aren't that many that are on 8.4+ yet :-(
>>>>
>>>> If the packagers are willing to update pgAdmin to 1.12, it seems
>>>> highly likely that they'll also update their PostgreSQL package to
>>>> 8.4+ too. The distros with a conservative update policy (like Debian
>>>> Stable) won't update either.
>>>
>>> It's probably going to make it very hard for a backports repository to
>>> carry it though :( But I guess it could keep a backport of libpq as
>>> well, since it's always backwards compatible.
>>>
>>
>> Can't we just have it set a variable we could check with a #ifdef? We
>> don't use PQconninfoParse in many files (actually, two). So it would be
>> pretty easy to add the #ifdef line, so that it won't be a big issue for
>> packagers.
>
> Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking. Sorry for re-opening this
> discussion, but is my reading correct that we are *only* using it to
> figure out if we have libpq version 9?

Essentially, yes.


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