|From:||Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>|
|To:||Craig Ringer <craig(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>|
|Cc:||Josh berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, Pgsql Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>|
|Subject:||Re: So, can we stop supporting Windows native now?|
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Craig Ringer <craig(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
> On 31 March 2016 at 07:49, Josh berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> wrote:
>> So, can we stop supporting Windows native now?
> Why would we want to?
> The cost is small.
Surely you jest. Windows is the single biggest PITA platform from a
portability perspective, and has been in every release cycle since we
first had a Windows port, and there is no close second.
If you have any doubts about this, please consult the commit logs over
the past week or three for a particularly painful sequence.
> ... is a burden carried mainly by those who
> care about Windows support.
Really? Good. I just committed my very last Windows-related fix, then.
Somebody else can deal with it.
Having thus vented, I do not seriously believe that we can drop
Windows-native. But please don't give me any jive about how it's
a small cost to support that platform.
regards, tom lane
PS: if you meant that as a 1-April troll, you're a day early.
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