Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>> Enterprises are not going to compile. They are going to accept the
>> latest support by vendor release.
>> Redhat has a tendency to be incredibly stupid about this particular
>> area of their packaging.
> Stupid how?
Red Hat feels (apparently accurately, judging by their subscription
revenue ;-)) that what RHEL customers want is a platform that's stable
over multi-year application lifespans. So major incompatible changes in
the system software are not looked on with favor. That's why RHEL4
is still shipping PG 7.4.*. You can call it a stupid policy if you
like, but it's hard to argue with success.
However, there will be an RH-supported release of PG 8.1.* as an optional
add-on for RHEL4. Real Soon Now, I hope --- the release date has been
pushed back a couple times already.
regards, tom lane
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