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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - August 24th 2004 ==

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
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Subject: == PostgreSQL Weekly News - August 24th 2004 ==
Date: 2004-08-25 03:59:00
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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - August 24th 2004 ==

 As indicated  in the last weekly news, we have bundled and released 7.2.5, 
7.3.7, and 7.4.5. These releases address a critical bug and all users on 
these branches are strongly encouraged to upgrade to their respective latest 
release. For full upgrade information, please read the release notes 
available with each release.  

 A good stream of bug reports flowed in over the last week as beta testing 
continued on. Several thread safety issues were worked out on multiple 
platforms. An issue with handling rowtypes containing dropped columns was 
fixed. A few bugs in numbering centuries and millennia with timestamptz 
oriented data were corrected. Some compile issues in contrib/fuzzstrmatch 
were cleaned up. The pg_subtransaction code was cleaned up a little bit which 
should help remove some possible extra bloating. 

 Work continued on rounding out features as well. An ALTER INDEX command was 
added for changing owner, tablespace, or name of an index. Dollar quoting 
support was added into pg_restore. Stefan Kaltenbrunn submitted a very large 
patch rounding out tab-completion support on more than a dozen commands in 
psql. 

 We also saw some more work on the documentation this past week. Several bits 
of broken SGML were fixed up in the docs. An incorrect example for 
quote_ident was fixed. The example code for Global Values in pl/perl was 
spruced up. Finally there is also a new deprecated features section included 
as well. Just a reminder that anyone is welcome to read through the beta 
documentation and submit corrections or clarifications; it is a great way for 
non-coders to get involved in the project. 



== PostgreSQL Product News ==

PL/Java now supports both PostgreSQL 8.0 and 7.4
http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-announce/2004-08/msg00008.php

NuSphere Corporation Announces Release of PhpED IDE v3.3 
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/8/prweb151323.htm

New Stable PostgreSQL Releases to Address Critical Bugs
http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-announce/2004-08/msg00007.php

BiggerSQL-1.3.5 released. MultiMedia Aware
http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-general/2004-08/msg00943.php



== PostgreSQL In The News ==

OSDL Bolsters Linux Kernel Testing
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040819/sfth025_1.html

STP upgrade simplifies testing of Linux applications
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/linuxunix/0,39020390,39164260,00.htm

PostgreSQL 8.0 will run on Windows
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/0,39020330,39164219,00.htm

Oracle Calls It MINUS, PostgreSQL Calls It EXCEPT (blog)
http://joseph.randomnetworks.com/archives/2004/08/18/



== 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 24th 2004 ==
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