Re: 7.4 Development

From: Robert Treat
Subject: Re: 7.4 Development
Date: ,
Msg-id: 200608290903.27253.xzilla@users.sourceforge.net
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In response to: Re: 7.4 Development  (Devrim GUNDUZ)
Responses: Re: 7.4 Development  (Martin Marques)
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7.4 Development  (Brad Nicholson, )
 Re: 7.4 Development  (Peter Eisentraut, )
 Re: 7.4 Development  (Josh Berkus, )
  Re: 7.4 Development  ("Jaime Casanova", )
 Re: 7.4 Development  (Josh Berkus, )
  Re: 7.4 Development  (Devrim GUNDUZ, )
   Re: 7.4 Development  (Robert Treat, )
    Re: 7.4 Development  (Martin Marques, )
     Re: 7.4 Development  (Devrim GUNDUZ, )
      Re: 7.4 Development  (Peter Eisentraut, )
       Re: 7.4 Development  (Devrim GUNDUZ, )
       Re: 7.4 Development  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
        Re: 7.4 Development  (Martin Marques, )
         Re: 7.4 Development  (Peter Eisentraut, )
      Re: 7.4 Development  (Josh Berkus, )
       Re: 7.4 Development  (David Fetter, )
        Re: 7.4 Development  (Martin Marques, )
        Re: 7.4 Development  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
         Re: 7.4 Development  (Martin Marques, )

On Tuesday 29 August 2006 07:38, Devrim GUNDUZ wrote:
> Hello,
>
> On Mon, 2006-08-21 at 17:43 -0700, Josh Berkus wrote:
> > > I thought the back patching policy is *three* versions before, not
> > > two versions since we are currently supporting 7.3.
> >
> > Nope, 7.3 is being back-patched currently but there is no promise that
> > that  patching will continue.   I think this is on our web page
> > somewhere ..
>
> AFAIR Tom has written that he will continue patching 7.3 for RHEL3 in
> the name of Red Hat. So I can count is like a promise if I'm a RHEL3
> customer. AFAIK it is about 3 years from now on if they will be
> supporting RHEL 3 for 7 years, and 1 year from now on if the EOL is 1
> year later (5-years support).
>
> However I believe 7.4 will not live that long, since none of the RHEL
> (or like) products contain PostgreSQL 7.4.

I suspect 7.4 will hang on for awhile though as iirc it is the version
included with Debian stable.  While that doesn't seem like it would mean
much, I think that was one of the primary drivers of why 7.2 support stayed
around for so long.

--
Robert Treat
Build A Brighter LAMP :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL


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