On 08/02/14 19:05, Tom Lane wrote:
Peter Eisentraut <pete...@gmx.net> writes:
On 2/3/14, 8:48 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
That's a very fair question.  It's a reasonable bet that pretty much
nobody actually looks at the text versions of either HISTORY or
regress_README anymore.  It's conceivable that somebody somewhere makes
use of the text version of INSTALL when trying to get PG going on some
bare-bones platform ... but really, can't they look it up on the net?
How'd they get the PG sources they're installing, anyway?
I think having an INSTALL file is good form, and it costs us little to
maintain it.
The other files could be removed, IMO.
That seems like a reasonable compromise to me.  The HISTORY file is
certainly the worst pain-in-the-rear among these, since it's generated
from files that we change constantly, and so we're always tripping over
the link restrictions.

                        regards, tom lane

How about adding URL's for the online versions of HISTORY & README's (or their rough equivalents - perhaps the online version of the latest 'Appendix E. Release Notes' would be sufficient?) to the INSTALL file?


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