On 10/18/2013 06:29 PM, Andres Freund wrote:
> On 2013-10-18 18:24:58 +0200, Stefan Kaltenbrunner wrote:
>> 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.
> Hm. If you read their status page (which I think you linked to before):
> http://openbsd.org/alpha.html you can find stuff like X11 not
> working. So I don't see that forcing us to much.

not sure that page is acurate and not sure how relevant X11 support is
for postgresql :)

Anyway they do currently have packages (9.2 in -stable and 9.3 in
-current) available and I think we should consider packagers here as
well - I personally don't have any particular need for alpha but it is
clearly not as dead as some of the others we are discussing.

> Note also that we already don't support all openbsd platforms.

sure - but does that also mean we should desupport without at least
considering it?


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