Robert Treat wrote: > On Friday 22 September 2006 12:40, Tom Lane wrote: > > Tom Dunstan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > Joshua's original mail suggested that only certain features would go in. > > > Is that still on the cards, or will other features be considered if > > > they're ready? > > > > You'll note that Dave's mail said no such thing. > > I'd like to see some type of statement from core what level of changes thier > willing to allow in the core for this short release (system catalog changes > seem like a must, and looks like on disk format changes is ok too?) Of > course my angle is making the upgrade from 8.2->8.3 as painless as > possible... if we can avoid a dump/reload cycle then people are less likely > to have to choose between 8.2 and 8.3, which would make everyone happy I > imagine.
Agreed, but my guess is that we are going to introduce shorter varlena headers for 8.3. It will hard to reject an optimization like that, and that will probably change the disk format for most columns. -- Bruce Momjian [EMAIL PROTECTED] EnterpriseDB http://www.enterprisedb.com + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. + ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 1: if posting/reading through Usenet, please send an appropriate subscribe-nomail command to [EMAIL PROTECTED] so that your message can get through to the mailing list cleanly