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Re: Thoughts on maintaining 7.3

From: Doug McNaught <doug(at)mcnaught(dot)org>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: Andrew Sullivan <andrew(at)libertyrms(dot)info>,pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>,"scott(dot)marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)ihs(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Thoughts on maintaining 7.3
Date: 2003-10-03 16:39:55
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"Joshua D. Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:

> >Yes, please.  Please, please do not force all users to accept new
> > features in "stable" trees.
> What if the feature does break compatibility with old features?
> What if it is "truly" a new feature?
> One example would be that we are considering reworking
> pg_dump/restore a bit to support batch uploads and interactive mode.
> It would not break compatibility with anything but would
> greatly enhance one's ability to actually backup and restore
> large volume sets.

Well, since those are separate programs and not intimately tied to the
backend, you could distribute them separately for people who need


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