On 05/13/2016 05:12 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
An analogy that might get some traction among database geeks is that
version numbers are a sort of surrogate key, and assigning meaning to
surrogate keys is a bad idea.



I agree year-based numbers will cause us grief.

I don't have any strong opinions about this. It's essentially a marketing decision, and I'm happy to leave that to others. If and when we do change, I'd like to put in a modest request that we add an extra _ to the branch names, like this: REL_10_0_STABLE. That would mean they would sort nicely, which would make my life simpler in a few places in the buildfarm code. If not, I'd like a little advance notice so I can check all the places where we compare branch names.



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