PostgreSQL 8.0, 8.1 on Windows End-of-Life

Posted on 2007-09-20

Following the release of PostgreSQL 8.3 later this year, PostgreSQL 8.1.x and 8.0.x will cease to be officially supported on Windows. This means that no further binary releases will be produced, and no Windows specific bug fixes will be applied. Users of PostgreSQL 8.0 and 8.1 on Windows should begin planning an upgrade to version 8.2 or 8.3 soon.

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group regrets the necessity of dropping support for these releases. PostgreSQL 8.0 was the first release to natively support Windows, and since then a number of potentially serious issues have been fixed in later releases that are simply not technically practical to back port. PostgreSQL 8.2 and above are considered mature and will enjoy the same lifetime on Windows as on all other platforms.

Dave Page

PostgreSQL Core Team

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