On Wed, 2005-11-16 at 19:40, Christopher Kings-Lynne wrote:
> > Perhaps we should put a link on the home page underneath LATEST RELEASEs
> > saying
> >     7.2: de-supported
> > 
> > with a link to a scary note along the lines of the above.
> > 
> > ISTM that there are still too many people on older releases.
> > 
> > We probably need an explanation of why we support so many releases (in
> > comparison to licenced software) and a note that this does not imply the
> > latest releases are not yet production (in comparison to MySQL or Sybase
> > who have been in beta for a very long time).
> By the way, is anyone interested in creating some sort of online 
> repository on pgsql.org or pgfoundry where we can keep statically 
> compiled pg_dump/all for several platforms for 8.1?
> That way if someone wanted to upgrade from 7.2 to 8.1, they can just 
> grab the latest dumper from the website, dump their old database, then 
> upgrade easily.
> In my experience not many pgsql admins have test servers or the skills 
> to build up test machines with the latest pg_dump, etc.  (Seriously.) 
> In fact, few realise at all that they should use the 8.1 dumper.

I would especially like such a thing available as an RPM.  A
pgsql-8.1-clienttools.rpm or something like that, with psql, pg_dump,
pg_restore, and what other command line tools you can think of that
would help.

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