PostgreSQL 7.x good enough?
Posted May 25, 2007 23:00 UTC (Fri) by decibel
In reply to: PostgreSQL 7.x good enough?
Parent article: Where have the reviewers gone?
"I wonder if the problem is that it's just good enough, and these patches represent features which by and large people don't need?"
Yes, because all the PostgreSQL hackers are so bored that they just dream up useless features. ;)
Actually, if you look at what's in the patch queue, the issue is that these patches are extremely large and complex. Most of the easy to improve things have already been done, so making further improvements to the database becomes increasingly more difficult. But these improvements are very valuable. Probably the most important one is "HOT", which greatly reduces the need for vacuuming. There are lots of users that want that capability.
If 7.4 fits the bill for you, there's no huge reason to upgrade, though you should at least run the latest 7.4 version. You should also keep an eye on the announce list since 7.4 will likely be de-supported in the next few years.
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