Saturday, September 20, 2008

Re: [HACKERS] Do we really need a 7.4.22 release now?

Andrew Dunstan <> writes:
> Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>> Of course we need to define what maintenance mode only means.

> We effectively put each release into maintenance mode on day 1, ISTM.

Well, that would depend on your definition of "maintenance mode" ;-)

Your statement would be true if you define it as "no new features" but
that is nowhere near what I have in mind here. I'm thinking something
closer to "we'll only fix critical security and data-loss risks"; and
it would only apply to releases that are approaching the end of their
life cycle.

In particular, we need to define things in a way that explains/justifies
changing more stuff in 8.3 than in 7.4. "Maintenance mode starts on
day of release" is not only unhelpful but counterproductive for that

regards, tom lane

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