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    Unanswered: Is 8.4.1-1 a stable release?

    Dear All,

    Is PostgreSQL 8.4.1-1 a stable release? or it is a beta release. I heard that programs with version number like this, x.x.x, will be a beta if the last number is an odd number.

    Thank you

    Regards,
    Antony

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    Yes 8.4.1 is a stable release.

    I don't know where you got the information that odd numbers are not stable releases (sounds like a very strange naming convention).
    This is definitely not true for Postgres.

    Any version that is listed on the homepage is a stable, production-quality release.

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    Oh, I see. Thank you very much!

    Regards,
    Antony

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    The linux kernel, for instance, uses the major revision number (B in A.B.C) to indicate if it is the devel or stable branch. So 2.7 is devel 2.6 is stable. But that is not what Postgres does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artacus72
    The linux kernel, for instance, uses the major revision number (B in A.B.C) to indicate if it is the devel or stable branch. So 2.7 is devel 2.6 is stable.
    Very confusing (and in my opinion useless) naming convention...

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    I seem to remember reading something along those lines a long, long time ago, for very old versions of PostgreSQL. (Pre-version 7, I believe)
    Last edited by loquin; 09-25-09 at 00:17.
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