On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 7:56 PM, Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> wrote: > The community ships a reliable logical _encoding_, and a test logical > _decoding_.
As far as I am aware, logical encoding is a term you just made up, because it's not referenced anywhere in the commit log or the source tree, unlike logical decoding, which is referenced many times. [rhaas pgsql]$ git log --grep='logical decoding' --oneline | wc -l 59 [rhaas pgsql]$ git log --grep='logical encoding' --oneline | wc -l 0 [rhaas pgsql]$ git grep 'logical decoding' | wc -l 242 [rhaas pgsql]$ git grep 'logical encoding' | wc -l 0 > This came up from discussion related to this item: > > the ability of logical decoding to follow timeline switches > > My point was that based on the text it is test_decoding that can do > timeline switches, and is that significant enough to mention in the > release notes? Actually, that commit message says nothing about test_decoding. You seem to be confusing a logical decoding output plugin (of which test_decoding is an example) with the core logical decoding facilities (which are what got modified by this commit). As Andres said, that's like confusing postgres_fdw with the fact that PostgreSQL supports foreign data wrappers. > You can have all the emotional reactions you want. I'll try to avoid emotional reactions on the list, but I think you should try to understand how the features work if you're going to write the release notes. The email to which I responded was factually incorrect, and what you said in the email to which I'm replying now was, too. If you want to keep insisting otherwise, you have that right. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers