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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - August 9th 2004 ==

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
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Subject: == PostgreSQL Weekly News - August 9th 2004 ==
Date: 2004-08-10 03:56:04
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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - August 9th 2004 ==

	Those who have been watching will notice that in the last week we have gone 
from getting ready for a 7.5 beta release to the announcement of the first 
8.0.0 beta package earlier today. Why the sudden change? Well, actually there 
had been some on and off discussion about making this an 8.0 release for 
quite a while, and after a brief discussion on -hackers, most agreed that 
given the number of large features added, and the amount of backend code that 
had been modified, an 8.x numbering scheme seemed appropriate at this time. 
This also means that we will need some extra diligence in testing this new 
release, so I have included a link to the beta announcement below with links 
and other information so that you can begin beta testing as soon as possible. 

	Of course with the wrapping of a beta release comes some furious bug fixing 
and cleanup right before the wrap. Areas of the code cleaned up include a fix 
in the placement of the savepointLevel test, a fix in dependency checking 
during ALTER COLUMN TYPE, several fixes in array handling dealing with 
creating multidemensional arrays and whitespace handling, adjustment to the 
lower bound for arrays of AclItems (from zero to one), clean up in psql's 
latex format, and several cleanups in the zic code.

	New code added includes the addition of new function for controlling label 
files used with backups, and the additon of a built-in log rotation programr. 
There were also many, many changes to the docs in various sections to be 
brought up to date with the world of 8.0. In perticular, those looking into 
beta testing PITR should be aware that the documentation for PITR is now much 
more complete, so you will want to refer to a copy of the 8.0 docs (included 
with the source code) when testing this new feature.  



== PostgreSQL Product News ==

Lyris Technologies Releases ListManager 8.0
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=70793

PostgreSQL 8.0.0 Officially Goes Beta
http://www.postgresql.org/news/216.html



== PostgreSQL In The News ==

Plug OpenOffice.org into PostgreSQL
http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=04/07/22/160206

Incompetence (blog)
http://aurealsys.com/tabo/index.php?p=41

OSCon 2004 Notes (blog)
http://www.justatheory.com/computers/conferences/oscon2004/notes.html



== PostgreSQL Events ==

Linux Expo Shanghai: Shanghai, China : Sep 9-10
Bruce Momjian will present a speech
http://www.linuxexposhanghai.com/en/index.html

LinuxWorld Conferance: Frankfurt, Germany: October 26-28
PostgreSQL will once again have a booth at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo.
http://www.linuxworldexpo.de/



== PostgreSQL Weekly News - August 9th 2004 ==
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