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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - May 08 2005 ==

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: PostgreSQL Announce <pgsql-announce(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: == PostgreSQL Weekly News - May 08 2005 ==
Date: 2005-05-09 07:11:04
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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - May 08 2005 ==

Two major bugs have been found and will be fixed in the upcoming
releases 7.3.10, 7.4.8 and 8.0.3.  Hot fix is here:

The PostgreSQL Development Group is getting ready for a feature freeze
in June.  Exciting new features include 2-phase commit, multiple OUT
parameters, bitmapped indexes, shared row locks, integrated
auto-VACUUM and buffer cache fixes for SMP.  Now is a good time to get
your submissions in, as -hackers will not look kindly on mega-patches
two days before freeze.

Jan Wieck has found two rare race conditions which will be fixed in
Lively, wide-ranging discussions have been going on about enabling
pl/pgsql by default, acquiring patents, Unicode, and Oracle-style
packages.  Keep it lively!

PostgreSQL developers uncovered a bug in Fedora Core 3 that might be
in ld.

Andrew Dunstan has added header support to COPY CSV in CVS tip.

== PostgreSQL Product News ==

Slony-I 1.1 beta2 is out, beta3 soon to follow.  New features include
pgxs compilation--no more source trees required, a fix for a
concurrency problem with MOVE_SET and ACCEPT_SET events, and both RPM
and Debian packages.

phpPgAdmin is getting some new features: multiple servers, plug-in
architecture, and Slony support.

RPM packages for pgpool are available:

DBLink-TDS is a very simple version of the dblink contrib module but
linked with freetds libs to connect to a MSSQL remote database. Right
now, it's possible to returns tables with SELECTs and manipulate data

NSS and PAM Modules for PostgreSQL have a new release:

EMS PostgreSQL Data Export 2.0 released:

== PostgreSQL in the News ==

PostgreSQL heads off the competition in an 'installation and getting
started' review of MySQL 5, Oracle 10g and PostgreSQL 8.

General Bits:
Array Arithmetic, Aggregates, and Alliteration

PostgreSQL Weekly News brought to you this week by David Fetter and
Devrim Gündüz

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