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PostgreSQL Weekly News - April 16th 2003

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: PostgreSQL Weekly News - April 16th 2003
Date: 2003-04-16 22:14:18
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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - April 16th 2003 ==

	I'm sure many folks out there have seen parts of the "momentum thread";
it passed through several different mailing lists over the last week.
For those that missed it's beginning it is available in the archives at It's always good
to look at things from a more global perspective and realize that we are
moving toward critical mass, even if there is still some distance to go.
	On the current development track, we have a pretty obscure list of
miscellaneous fixes this week: Error recovery for SSL_read/SSL_write
calls was fixed, a guard against macro versions of isblank(), path.c is
now included in libpq, and an encoding conversion function bug was
fixed. Clog's error reporting was reorganized so that PANIC on clog
I/O error can be reduced to a plain ERROR in an effort to make it a
little less painful to deal with data-corruption problems and
eqjoinsel's logic for case where MCV lists are not present now accounts
for NULLs per example from Alec Mitchell. 

	JDBC some some cleanup from Nic Ferrier for his recent additions for
cursor based queries.  The addDataType method is now exposed to the
PGConnection to allow users to add datatypes thanks to Dave Cramer.  
	Peter Eisentraut continues his work on streamlining the PostgreSQL
documentation with numerous cleanups, reorganization, and formatting
changes. The Japanese PostgreSQL FAQ was also updated, thanks to Jun
Kuwamura. All translations of the PostgreSQL FAQ are available at and new translations are always welcome.
It's also worth a mention that Tom Lane has written up a first draft of
the revised Front-End/Back-End protocol revision. It's available  on the
web at
Feedback is welcome, best posted to the -hackers mailing list.   

== PostgreSQL Product News ==

tcap version 1.2 released

Moveable Type Nominated for 2003 Webby Awards

== PostgreSQL In the News ==

New database new luck[zope]

Red Hat applies open source to enterprise apps

PostgreSQL on Mandrake 9.1 with Java

== Upcoming Events ==

Novell BrainShare: Salt Lake City, Utah: April 13-18 
A PostgreSQL session including install, configure, administration, and
interfacing with PHP

Open Source Conference: Portland, Oregon: July 7-11
A PostgreSQL track will be available at this years conference.

== PostgreSQL Weekly News - April 16th 2003 ==

Don't forget to read Elein Mustain's Weekly Summary of the PostgreSQL
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