Greg Stark <gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu> writes:
> I still insist it's unrealistic to consider any of these, even 8.2, as
> anything but "best effort" at this point.
Agreed, and we should not pretend otherwise.
> Declaring 8.0 "end of life"
> today is implying that we haven't already been skipping fixing bugs in
> it that would have required major changes. People running 8.1 and 8.2
> should be given the truth that only really important bugs are going to
> cause any significant development for these versions.
The other side of the coin is that people running such old versions are
in it for stability --- they don't *want* bugs fixed, unless they're
bugs they've hit themselves. Major fixes that would possibly
destabilize the code base would be exactly what's not wanted. Every
time I get Red Hat to ship an update version, it's only after fighting
tooth and nail to do a "rebase" instead of cherry-picking just the fixes
for bugs that paying customers have specifically complained about. The
fact that we're pretty conservative about what we back-patch is the only
reason I ever win any of those arguments.
regards, tom lane
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