Why does RStudio desktop 1.4 dynamically link to PostgreSQL?

Looking at the release notes:


I see:

Note: RStudio Server Pro now requires a Postgres database when using its internal load balancer;

But the Linux downloads for RStudio Desktop 1.4.1103 on:

now have links to libpq (from PostgreSQL).

This makes the installation of RStudio Desktop more challenging (for me, requiring the compilation of PostgreSQL from source).

Before I undertake that, I would like to understand the reason for the decision to link RStudio Desktop to PostgreSQL (particularly what functionality does it add?). I would expect to see that connectivity in the odbc package, not in the basic desktop.

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