Andrew Dunstan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> We wouldn't be having this discussion at all if we had not had a 
> horribly long period beween feature freeze and beta.

I'm not sure about that.  The bottom line to me is that we are doing a
favor to the Slony and Skytools projects, who figured out *after* our
feature freeze that they could use some common code but it would be
too late if it wasn't available in 8.3.  Even had the freeze period
been only a couple weeks, that could have happened --- it was just the
sort of unfortunate timing that the universe likes to play on humans ;-)

There was some complaining in this thread that we were showing
favoritism to the txid patch.  I'll plead guilty instead to favoritism
to the Slony and Skytools projects --- the patch would certainly have
gotten bounced without the support of those projects.  I don't have a
good grasp on the importance of Skytools, but I do know about Slony,
and I don't have a problem with cutting them a break on a small,
low-risk patch, even if it is a feature addition.  The patches that got
passed over for 8.3 were neither small nor low-risk; in fact, the reason
the process dragged out so long was exactly that we busted our butts
to get in everything that had any chance at all of getting in.

                        regards, tom lane

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