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Re: Forward compatibility of drivers

From: Dave Cramer <pg(at)fastcrypt(dot)com>
To: Robert Jacoby <robert(dot)jacoby(at)rackspace(dot)com>
Cc: "pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Forward compatibility of drivers
Date: 2012-06-26 18:27:33
Message-ID: CADK3HHJnnomHSjKr1JoczcvL=jLXpkWfdYq9f-SMhV4MZH_RmA@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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Depending on what you are doing it will probably work. This assumes
you are only doing basic CRUD . It will only use protocol version 2.
Of course there's no guarantees. It is an unintended use case.

Better question is why would you not want to upgrade to the latest driver ?

Dave Cramer

dave.cramer(at)credativ(dot)ca
http://www.credativ.ca


On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 1:21 PM, Robert Jacoby
<robert(dot)jacoby(at)rackspace(dot)com> wrote:
> I have an app that is using the 8.2-504.jdbc3 driver. It's currently hitting
> an 8.3.8 pgsql db. I would like to upgrade the database to 9.1.4. The
> benefits of upgrading to the latest driver aside, is using the 8.2 driver
> against a 9.1.4 database supported? If not, any idea what landmines I can
> expect?
>
> I saw backward compatibility notes that the 9.1-902 driver is backward
> compatible with 7.2 postgresql+, but nothing regarding forward compatibility
> of the drivers.
>
> Thanks,
> Bob

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