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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - December 05 2005 ==

From: David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>
To: PostgreSQL Announce <pgsql-announce(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: == PostgreSQL Weekly News - December 05 2005 ==
Date: 2005-12-05 08:34:03
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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - December 05 2005 ==

There has been some discussion on -hackers as to how better to
implement the NUMERIC type.   The proposal to change the limit to 508
digits appears to be carrying the day.

PostgreSQL 8.1.1 will be released this week. 

== PostgreSQL Product News ==

MySQL Compatibility Project launched first beta release: 
http://pgfoundry.org/projects/mysqlcompat/

PHP 5.1 now includes several new functions to support the PostgreSQL
v3 protocol: 
http://people.planetpostgresql.org/devrim/index.php?/archives/24-New-PostgreSQL-functions-in-PHP-5.1.html 

Debian now has an official Slony-I package:
http://packages.qa.debian.org/s/slony1.html

MicroOLAP has a beta program for its new Database Designer for PostgreSQL
http://microolap.com/my/beta/

PgBrowse 1.3 released
http://homepage.mac.com/levanj/TclTk

pqa 1.6 released
http://pgfoundry.org/projects/pqa/

phpPgAdmin 4.0.1 released, now with important bug fixes.
http://phppgadmin.sf.net/

Greenplum is opening Beta 2 for Bizgres MPP
http://www.greenplum.com/mpp-beta/

== PostgreSQL Local ==

Devrim Gunduz and Volkan Yazycy are giving a seminar about the new 
features in PostgreSQL 8.1 in Istanbul on December 11, 2005
http://www.postgresql.org/about/event.326

== PostgreSQL in the News ==

FeedLounge switched from MySQL to PostgreSQL.  Find out why.
http://feedlounge.com/blog/2005/11/20/switched-to-postgresql/

Chris Campbell of Big Nerd Ranch shows how to lower a query's priority.
http://weblog.bignerdranch.com/?p=11

Planet PostgreSQL: http://www.planetpostgresql.org/

General Bits, published on Mondays (PST/PDT):
http://www.varlena.com/GeneralBits/
(not-so) Simple Selects and Complex Aggregates

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


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