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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - August 21 2005 ==

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: PostgreSQL Announce <pgsql-announce(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: == PostgreSQL Weekly News - August 21 2005 ==
Date: 2005-08-22 02:09:41
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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - August 21 2005 ==

Greg Sabino Mullane found an odd bug in PL/Perl, and the fix is even
odder.
http://archives.postgresql.org/pgsql-bugs/2005-08/msg00133.php

Andrew Dunstan found a bug in IPv6 on Windows, and Chuck McDevitt of
Greenplum is going to try making a patch next week.

8.1 is going beta. New features include:

* Autovacuum moved from contrib/ to the main server
* Improved SMP performance from removing global shared buffer lock.
* Bitmap indexing
* 2-phase commit
* OUT and INOUT parameters for functions
* Improved PL/Perl
* Shared row locks

Kudos to all who have helped make this happen.  Please test
thoroughly.

Upgrade releases for the 8.0, 7.4, 7.3 and possibly the 7.2 series
will be out in the next week or two.  Be sure to check whether they
apply to you, and when in doubt, upgrade to the latest point release.

== PostgreSQL Product News ==

phpPgAdmin 3.5.5 released, now with extra bugfixes.
http://phppgadmin.sourceforge.net/

AM Software Design releases PG Lightning Admin 1.1
http://www.amsoftwaredesign.com/lightning_admin.php

== PostgreSQL in the News ==

PostgreSQL-based fraud detection system wins 2005 Australian Eureka
Science Prize
http://www.amonline.net.au/eureka/communications_technology/2005_winner.htm

General Bits: http://www.varlena.com/GeneralBits/
Finding a column's type

PostgreSQL Weekly News is brought to you this week by David Fetter and
Andrew Dunstan


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