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Re: Patch to change psql default banner v6

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>,"Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>,Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>,pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Patch to change psql default banner v6
Date: 2008-05-15 22:06:26
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On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 12:09:25PM -0400, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> > Welcome to UI development. There is always *far* more argument of minor  
> > matters of appearance than over anything else, in my experience.
> Which is a good thing (in this case at least), because otherwise we
> would end up with a crappy UI just because a single person thinks it's
> "good enough".

I hate to bike-shed this even further, but I'd like to make those
"incompatibility" messages just go away by making 8.4's psql (and all
those going forward) support every living version of Postgres at the
time of their release, so 8.4's psql would be able to talk seamlessly
to Postgres 7.4 :)

David (well, not really bike-shedding, but trying to propose a feature
that reduces the amount of UI clutter)
David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
Phone: +1 415 235 3778  AIM: dfetter666  Yahoo!: dfetter
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