> - From a business perspective, there has been no reason to go through the
> pain and downtime of an upgrade, as long as the PG project is releasing
> point revisions to the 7.4 branch. As I said, I'm all for getting people
> off 7.4, but it needs to be done with a definite date, and December is
> way too soon.
Specifying an EOL date does not stop people from continuing to run 7.4.
They can set their own time lines to get off the release. They can also
pay someone to update the back branch if it is that important to them.
December 31st is plenty of time. This isn't closed source where with the
big O says no more updates, you are completely hosed.
Joshua D. Drake