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Re: Fifth Draft - Press Release

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: Joshua Kramer <josh(at)bitbuckets(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Fifth Draft - Press Release
Date: 2004-08-31 18:32:50
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There were about 15 emails sent through the lists, would you like me to
forward them to you? (read: I'm not expecting archives up right away)

Robert Treat

On Tue, 2004-08-31 at 14:16, Joshua Kramer wrote:
> 
> Did anyone have additional suggestions for this on Sunday or yesterday?  
> My e-mail was down due to a DNS problem and I can't get to the e-mail 
> archives on the web site for some reason.
> 
> Thanks,
> --Josh
> 
> On Sun, 29 Aug 2004, Joshua Kramer wrote:
> 
> > 
> > August 24, 2004 - The PostgreSQL Global Development group today announced 
> > the availability of the 8.0 version of the PostgreSQL Object-Relational 
> > Database Management System. PostgreSQL is the most advanced open source 
> > database in the world today.  The database is icensed under a BSD-style 
> > license, which allows for cost-effective implementation in any project due 
> > to its lack of license fees. Version 8 is the collective work of hundreds 
> > of developers.
> > 
> > PostgreSQL 8.0 contains many new features that make the database a strong 
> > contender against the likes of Oracle and DB2.  Many companies have 
> > already recognized the potential of PostgreSQL and have sponsored 
> > development of the new features, which include:
> > 
> > Native Windows Support:  PostgreSQL now works natively with Windows 
> > systems and does not need an emulation layer.  This provides a increased 
> > performance over previous Windows versions and makes PostgreSQL a strong 
> > upgrade from Microsoft SQL Server.
> > 
> > Savepoints:  Savepoints, also known as nested transactions, allow specific 
> > parts of a transaction to be aborted without affecting the whole 
> > transaction.  This feature, funded by Fujitsu, is valuable for application 
> > developers who require error recovery within complex transactions.
> > 
> > Point In Time Recovery: PITR provides the ability to recover data to the 
> > point of failure or to any time in the past.
> > 
> > Tablespaces:  This feature, funded by Fujitsu, allows the database 
> > administrator to choose which filesystems are used for schemas, tables, 
> > and indexes.  This allows the administrator to place whole databases on 
> > separate disks to improve performance.
> > 
> > Improved Memory and I/O usage:  With this release of PostgreSQL, the 
> > memory and disk I/O subsystems have been improved to use shared buffers 
> > more effectively.  With this improvement comes an increase in speed and 
> > performance.
> > 
> > Along with the new features come some new addins:
> > 
> > - Slony-I is a replication system funded by dot-org domain registry 
> > Afilias.
> > - PostgreSQL has gained a number of stored procedure languages, namely 
> > PL/PerlNG and PL/PHP which were sponsored by consultancy Command Prompt, 
> > Inc. as well as PL/Java and the .Net provider Npgsql.
> > - Pgxs provides coding infrastructure to make it easier to deploy 
> > extension modules.  Numerous extensions and applications are available at 
> > GBorg.postgresql.org and PGFoundry.org
> > 
> > The PostgreSQL database can be downloaded freely at
> > http://www.postgresql.org.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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