On Sat, 2003-11-22 at 02:22, Bruce A. Locke wrote:
On Thu, 2003-11-20 at 18:29, David Jee wrote:
> This update replaces the current series of 'postgresql' packages in
> Fedora with an improved set of packages that was formerly called
> 'rh-postgresql'. rh-postgresql was a part of RHDB, and it is now being
> integrated into Fedora Core. rh-postgresql includes bug fixes and
> performance enhancements which are backported from the upstream
> development branch.
I'm sure I'm going to get smacked for this but... why is this going in
as a Fedora 1 update? This description makes it sound like a major
feature upgrade which quite frankly should not be an 'update' for a
Am I reading too much into this or way off base?
Hopefully I'm not smacking you, but I do somewhat disagree.
To me, one of the virtues of Fedora is that the idea that the feature
set is not locked down during the course of a release. This mostly
happens because Fedora will do less backporting, so newer features will
'naturally' drift in . So yes, this is odd in that the features come in
by way of backporting. But I won't refuse the gift.
When I object, is when the feature additions can be expected to cause
incompatibilities. So as long as the result is stable and the backported
features do not require an initdb, I'm happy.
Karl DeBisschop <kdebisschop(a)alert.infoplease.com>