> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of 
> Joshua D. Drake
> Sent: 17 November 2005 15:58
> To: Andreas Pflug
> Cc: Tom Lane; Simon Riggs; pgsql-patches@postgresql.org
> Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Numeric 508 datatype
> >
> > Hm, so if this patch is applied now, and in 5 months or so somebody 
> > implements pg_upgrade, this numeric storage patch would be 
> rolled back?
> > OTOH, an upgrade mechanism that's compatible for future 
> 8.3+ versions 
> > only seems not too attractive.
> With Slony and Replicator I don't really see the need for in place 
> upgrades.

They're not exactly easy to setup for the casual user (well, I assume
replicator isn't but it's not relevant to the majority of our users

Regards, Dave.

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