[postgis-devel] PSC Vote to officially drop support for PostgreSQL 8.3 in PostGIS 2.0

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk
Thu Apr 21 12:27:36 PDT 2011

On 14/04/11 12:02, Paragon Corporation wrote:

> I hereby call a PSC Vote to officially drop support for PostgreSQL 8.3 in
> PostGIS 2.0.
> I think enough has been said on the topic that it is clear to me PostgreSQL
> 8.3 is becoming a bit of a burden to maintain
> for both regression testing and as well as having to hold back on features
> introduced in newer versions of PostgreSQL.
> With this official drop we will then be available to take advantage of
> 1) Window functions, CTES, variadic functions, RETURN QUERY EXECUTE, CASE in
> pl/pgsql, EXECUTE using, user-defined exceptions,
>    and a slew of other features itemized in PostgreSQL feature matrix
> http://www.postgresql.org/about/featurematrix
> 2) Not have to regress test against 8.3 any longer
> 3) Get rid of the stupid hack we have in place for pgxs
> 4) Get rid of that conditional logic we have in place for aggregation to
> handle versions that don't support windowing
> This is just one step, but my more aggressive requirement which I shall put
> in as a second PSC Vote, is to not support more than
> 3 versions of PostgreSQL on any version of PostGIS unless there are
> extenuating circumstances.  More on that later.
> All PSC voters, please give your vote.

I'm probably in the minority, but -1 from me.



Mark Cave-Ayland - Senior Technical Architect
PostgreSQL - PostGIS
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