[postgis-devel] libpq 7.2 support

Jim C. Nasby jim at nasby.net
Wed Oct 18 16:31:33 PDT 2006

On Sat, Oct 14, 2006 at 11:29:03AM +0200, Markus Schaber wrote:
> Hi,
> The loader/dumper compat.h contains:
> #if USE_VERSION < 73
> unsigned char *PQunescapeBytea(const unsigned char *strtext, size_t
> *retbuflen);
> #endif
> Do we still want to support building against 7.2? Or is it time to
> follow postgresql.org who don't support 7.2 any more, and are very
> likely to drop support for 7.3 shortly after 8.2 is released, which is
> in Beta now.

Actually, Tom Lane is on the hook to support 7.3 until Red Hat EOL's it,
which IIRC will be 5 years from when it was released (well, actually, 5
years from when the last Red Hat version with 7.3 was released). I think
it's got another year or two.
Jim Nasby                                            jim at nasby.net
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