[postgis-users] Postgis version for v10

Regina Obe lr at pcorp.us
Tue Jul 25 22:44:51 PDT 2017

Typo I meant 2.4 in 9.6 and 9.5

2.4 will support 9.3-10

As a general rule, if we need to make a non-trivial number of changes to support a newer version of PostgreSQL in our code-base, we do not backport those changes to stable PostGIS branches.


-----Original Message-----
From: Regina Obe [mailto:lr at pcorp.us] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:12 AM
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Why can't you support 10 in 9.6?

If people install 10 in 9.6, they can then pg_upgrade to 10.

I'm hesitant to support 10 in 2.3 because that would mean we have to support it for the life of 10 and I already made enough changes in 2.4 for 10 that it leaves me a bit hesitant to risk back-porting those changes to 2.3.


-----Original Message-----
From: postgis-users [mailto:postgis-users-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Devrim Gündüz
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 5:57 PM
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Subject: Re: [postgis-users] Postgis version for v10


On Tue, 2017-07-25 at 13:09 -0400, Regina Obe wrote:
> If we decide 2.4 is not ready by end August  (and it seems 10 will be 
> released in Sept as planned), then we'll patch 2.3 to support 10.  We 
> are going to try to avoid that though.

As I wrote yesterday in a separate thread, we *have to* support 10 in 2.3, otherwise pg_upgrade will fail.

FWIW, the PostGIS RPMs are shipped with the .so file of X-1 major version to support upgrades, so I expect 2.3 to be compiled against 10.

BTW, as the packager, I really would prefer to have an *official* alpha/beta nowadays, as we are about to release PostgreSQL 10 beta3, and did not test PostGIS RPMS yet.



Devrim G nd z
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