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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - December 7th 2004 ==

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: pgsql-announce(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: == PostgreSQL Weekly News - December 7th 2004 ==
Date: 2004-12-08 05:39:49
Message-ID: 200412080039.49812.xzilla@users.sourceforge.net (view raw or flat)
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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - December 7th 2004 ==

    After much conversation and debate, the core team decided to release 
PostgreSQL 8.0.0 RC1 this past week, putting us into the final crunch time of 
the 8.0 development cycle. The current plan is to make final release around 
December 15th if everything goes well. All port reports, translations, and 
last minute documentation improvements should be submitted ASAP. (Current 
port reports can be found at 
http://developer.postgresql.org/docs/postgres/supported-platforms.html) There 
will be at least one more RC package before final release, so keep an eye for 
it as things will move pretty quickly at this stage.  

    So what fixes should we be looking for in the latest package? The 
readline/libedit selection code was adjusted to more reliably prefer readline 
over libedit. The planner was changed to make use of the current true disk 
size rather than the values in pg_class in a number of scenarios. This 
removes a number of backend workarounds and should produce more reliable 
query plans. Libpq will now build on MS Visual Studio .Net 2003 on Windows 
XP. VACUUM FULL FREEZE support was disabled due to potential errors that 
could result in it's use.  This will probably be fixed in a later release, 
but due to the late stage of the beta, the work around of using VACUUM FULL 
and VACUUM FREEZE sequentially was deemed acceptable. Lastly, an issue with 
internal snapshots for deferred triggers were was fixed. 



== PostgreSQL Product News ==

EMS PostgreSQL Manager 2.7 released
http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-announce/2004-12/msg00001.php

pgAdmin III 1.2.0 Released
http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-announce/2004-12/msg00000.php

DBD::PgSPI 0.02
http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-hackers/2004-12/msg00255.php



== PostgreSQL In The News ==

PostgreSQL 8 is "enterprise ready"
http://www.builderau.com.au/program/work/0,39024650,39160081,00.htm

ALTER TABLE in PostgreSQL 8.0 (blog)
http://www.gnegg.ch/archives/alter_table_in_postgresql_80.html#000218

The Metadata Problem With Databases (blog)
http://joseph.randomnetworks.com/archives/2004/11/30/the-metadata-problem-with-databases/



== PostgreSQL Events ==

(Note: Looks like everyone's calendar has been cleared for next year, so this 
week we bring you a couple of training sessions to be looking for in the new 
year)

PostgreSQL Bootcamp, Atlanta, GA, Big Nerd Ranch, 
http://www.bignerdranch.com/classes/postgresql.shtml

PostgreSQL Training, SRA America, New York, NY.  
http://www.sraapowergres.com



== PostgreSQL Weekly News - December 7th 2004 ==
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