> 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
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