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Re: [HACKERS] Upcoming PG re-releases

From: Richard Huxton <dev(at)archonet(dot)com>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org,Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Upcoming PG re-releases
Date: 2005-12-01 10:06:12
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Robert Treat wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-11-30 at 13:33, Magnus Hagander wrote:
>> Someone suggested earlier that we should drop the binaries for
>> nonsupported versions completely from the ftp site. Thoughts on this?
>> If not, they should at least go into OLD as well. But personally, I'm
>> for dropping them completely. If you're on something that old (heck, we
>> have 7.0 binaries..), you can still build from source.
> I'm against the idea... the cost for us is minimal, and the hassle
> involved in building from source is quite large. 

I don't have a need for an old PG binary. But when I have needed really 
old binaries it's always been in the middle of the night, in front of a 
machine with a teletype terminal, in the dark, surrounded by wolves 
while a timer ticks into the red... Locating the right versions of 17 
different libraries and compiling from source is always my second choice.

If it's practical to keep them, I'd like to suggest doing so. If it's 
not practical, could we have a where_to_find_old_versions.txt file and 
open a project on sourceforge to keep them?

   Richard Huxton
   Archonet Ltd

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