Saturday, September 20, 2008

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

"Joshua D. Drake" <> writes:
> Magnus Hagander wrote:
>> Are we ready enough to actually put a *timeline* on the website?

> I would think so. IMO:
> 3 years - Maintenance mode only
> 5 years - End of life

I'm not really in favor of a one-size-fits-all approach to this.
Our various releases have had different levels of uptake and don't
necessarily all deserve the same support lifespan.

Case in point: we already obsoleted 8.0 and 8.1 for our Windows users.
How sensible is it to argue that they'll deserve a lifespan equivalent
to 8.2's?

The above numbers seem reasonable as a rough guideline, but I think the
actual decisions will need to be taken on a release-by-release basis.

regards, tom lane

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