Re: So, can we stop supporting Windows native now?

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?
Date: 2016-03-31 04:17:12
Message-ID: 736.1459397832@sss.pgh.pa.us
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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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