On 10/18/2013 02:41 PM, Robert Haas wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 5:41 PM, Peter Eisentraut <pete...@gmx.net> wrote:
>> On 10/17/13 12:45 PM, Robert Haas wrote:
>>> The attached patch, which I propose to apply relatively soon if nobody
>>> objects, removes the IRIX port.
>> +1
> Done.  And here's a patch for removing the alpha architecture and
> Tru64 UNIX (aka OSF/1) which runs on that architecture, per discussion
> upthread.  Barring objections, I'll apply this next week.

hmm there are still some operating systems that "officially" support the
alpha architecture which will likely result in problems for their ports.
One example is OpenBSD both the current version (5.3) as well as the
upcoming release do fully support alpha and have binary packages and
source "ports" for postgresql and afaik they have no intention to stop
supporting that plattform.

> On a related note, I think we should update the paragaraph in
> installation.sgml that begins "In general, PostgreSQL can be expected
> to work on these CPU architectures".  Any architecture that doesn't
> have a buildfarm animal should be relegated to the second sentence,
> which reads "Code support exists for ... but these architectures are
> not known to have been tested recently."  Similarly, I think the
> following paragraph should be revised so that only operating systems
> for which we have current buildfarm support are considered fully
> supported.  Others should be relegated to a sentence later in the
> paragraph that says something like "code support exists but not tested
> recently" or "expected to work but not tested regularly".

seems like an improvement to me.


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