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PostgreSQL Weekly News - December 29th 2003

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: pgsql-announce(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: PostgreSQL Weekly News - December 29th 2003
Date: 2003-12-29 21:07:09
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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - December 29th 2003 ==

	Well, last week saw the release of 7.4.1, which should bring us to a cooling 
period for a bit, especially with the holidays on-going.  There are a fair 
number of patches "in the queue" so we will probably see some good activity 
after the start of the new year. 

	Before we completely write off 2003 though, there are a couple of items worth 
mentioning. We now allow plpgsql variables' default value expressions to 
reference existing variables (such as function parameters). Some additional 
capabilities were added to the timestamp formatting functions, allowing 1-4 
digit year displays. We now allow quoting of "sameuser", "samegroup", and 
"all" to remove special meaning of these terms in pg_hba.conf. Finally there 
was some modification done to the query engine to fix a few corner cases 
where the system would fail to recognize that a partial index was applicable 
for a given query. 

	That is it for this week, hope everyone has had a happy yuletide and wishing 
everyone a happy new year!

== PostgreSQL Product News ==

DB_NestedSet 1.3.2 Released

== PostgreSQL In the News ==

LWM meets Chris DiBona

== Upcoming Events ==

Linux.Conf.Au: Adelaide, Australia: January 12-17
BOF and Tutorials presented by Gavin Sherry 

NordU Usenix 2004: Denmark: January 28 - February 1
Bruce Momjian will be giving PostgreSQL several tutorials

Linux Solutions 2004: Paris, France: February 4-6
Bruce Momjian will be presenting

== PostgreSQL Weekly News - December 29th 2003 ==
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