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Re: [HACKERS] Re: NOT {NULL|DEFERRABLE} (was: bug in 7.0)

From: Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>, Jan Wieck <wieck(at)debis(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Re: NOT {NULL|DEFERRABLE} (was: bug in 7.0)
Date: 2000-02-29 18:51:06
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At 01:14 PM 2/29/00 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
>Don Baccus <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com> writes:
>> An alternative might be to remove the following sentence from the
>> release notes:
>> "Don't be concerned this is a dot-zero release. PostgreSQL does its
>> best to put out only solid releases, and this one is no exception."
>Uh, Don, that's wording that we expect will apply to the 7.0 *release*.
>We did not claim that the beta version has no known bugs.

Hmmm...OK, I can see this.  It's not clear, though, because you get
there from the main web page which is discussing the beta.  

>> [ much ranting snipped ]
>Thomas made an engineering judgment that supporting beta-testing of all
>the new foreign key features was more important than having a first beta
>release with no regression in the parser.  You can argue that he made
>the wrong choice (I'm not sure if he did or not), but I don't think
>jumping on him like this is appropriate.

I said "in retrospect" and "in the future" ... I'm merely suggesting
that perhaps in the future we might be more conservative.  

- Don Baccus, Portland OR <dhogaza(at)pacifier(dot)com>
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