On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 10:13 AM, Alvaro Herrera
<alvhe...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote:
> Heikki Linnakangas wrote:
>> I did some archeology, and found CheckTokenMembership() in MinGW's w32api
>> packages version 3.14
>> (https://sourceforge.net/projects/mingw/files/MinGW/Base/w32api/w32api-3.14/,
>> in include/winbase.h). According to the timestamps on that download page,
>> that was released in 2009. That was the oldest version I could find, so it
>> might go even further back.
>> Dave, do you know exactly what version of MinGW narwhal is running? And how
>> difficult is it to upgrade to something slightly more modern? Ease of
>> upgrade is another good data point on how far we need to support old
>> versions.
> Given that this was backpatched and that it broke narwhal in all
> branches, I think the solution needs to make narwhal work again without
> requiring it to upgrade; so we should acquire CheckTokenMembership via
> dynloading just like we do the other functions.  If we want to require a
> newer mingw version in pg10, that's acceptable, but it should be a
> separate patch.

+1 for not moving the minimum system requirements in the back-branches.

Robert Haas
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