On 10/11/07, Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Kevin Grittner wrote:
> > >>> On Thu, Oct 11, 2007 at  3:04 PM, in message
> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> >
> > > This release represents a major leap forward by adding significant new
> > > functionality and performance enhancements to
> > > <productname>PostgreSQL</>. Many complex ideas that normally take
> years
> > > to implement were added rapidly to this release by our development
> team.
> >
> > You do realize that this will make many managers very reluctant to adopt
> > it before it has settled in for many months, right?
> >
> > If the goal is to provide fair warning of a high-than-usual-risk
> > release, you've got it covered.
>
> No, that was not the intent. The indent was to say we got a lot done in
> one year.  You have a suggestion?
>

Well, a number of these were bumped from 8.2, so it might be a good idea to
go with something like "complex improvements long under development have
come to fruition". For the reason suggested above, I don't think it's a
great idea to try to emphasize the impressive speed with which some of these
features have actually been implemented. I don't know that there's any
credible way to tell people that although these things were done quickly
they were also done with the exceptional care and attention to detail for
which the PostgreSQL development community is famous.

I really like your wording about how we're going beyond feature parity.
That's exactly the kind of stance for which the "World's Most Advanced Open
Source Database" ought to be aiming. As long as we can avoid the negative
connotations associated with "experimental".

Andrew

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