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Re: DRAFT: v7.3 Release Announcement

From: Geoff Davidson <geoff(at)sales(dot)org>
To: Derek Barrett <derekbarrett(at)graffiti(dot)net>
Cc: geoff(at)pgsql(dot)com, "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>,josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org,justin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: DRAFT: v7.3 Release Announcement
Date: 2002-10-27 20:53:15
Message-ID: 3DBC523B.EEDD76A4@sales.org (view raw or flat)
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Derek, thanks for the catch on the paths, it's always better to
spell these things out.

> Derek Barrett wrote:
> 
> Nice job on that one Marc, looks great, I especially liked the
> testimonials.
> 
> Only thing I found confusing were the paths to the software,
> a layman might not understand them. I am guessing maybe these are to
> be filled in later? Maybe instead of /pub/source/v7.3, could be:
> 
> http://www.postgresql.org/pub/source/v7.3
> 
> "Source for this release is available on all mirrors under:
>              /pub/source/v7.3
> 
> A complete list of changes in v7.3 can be found in the
> HISTORY file, included with the release, or available from all ftp mirrors as:
>              /pub/README.v7_3"
> 
> Keep up the good work!
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Geoff Davidson <geoff(at)sales(dot)org>
> Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2002 10:13:21 -0500
> To: "Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
> Subject: [pgsql-advocacy] DRAFT: v7.3 Release Announcement
> 
> > Good morning!
> >
> > As requested, I've put together a draft proposal for this announcement
> > of the upcoming release.
> >
> > This is clearly done with an advocacy based sales & marketing spin. It
> > follows sales.org's proven 6 'Power OpeningĀ©' steps (of course):
> > 1. Who you are (PGDG)
> > 2. What you're selling (PostgreSQL)
> > 3. What's In It for Them (free alternative to commercial solutions)
> > 4. Why should they believe you (third party quotes/endorsements)
> > 5. Expectations (changes in this release, making it even better!)
> > 6. Process (Where to go and get the code or more info)
> >
> > Feel free to change and improve any of the content as you wish, I'm
> > not burdened by any ego issues wrt pride in authorship, even if you
> > decide to throw it out and start over ;)
> >
> > --Geoff
> >
> > -----
> >
> > For Immediate Release                               November 1st, 2002
> >
> >     PostgreSQL Global Development Group Announces Version 7.3
> >
> >         PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open source database,
> > provides solutions for many of the most demanding applications in
> > use today, saving business and government millions of dollars each
> > year. The PostgreSQL Global Development Group proudly announces that
> > the "best is better again" with the release of the freely available
> > PostgreSQL v7.3 object-relational database management system (ORDBMS).
> >
> >         With more than 16 years of development by hundreds of the
> > world's most generous and brilliant minds from the open source
> > community, PostgreSQL continues to make the decision between free
> > software and commercial databases "a simple choice between open source
> > or an open wallet." Many companies and agencies can no longer afford
> > the high costs and constantly changing terms of licensed commercial
> > software - making PostgreSQL one of the most highly sought after free
> > technologies in the market today. With the release of v7.3 the
> > decision to choose PostgreSQL will be even easier.
> >
> >         Here is what some current PostgreSQL users have gone on record
> > to say about this technology:
> >
> >         "We believe that the key point relating to databases for the
> > .ORG redelegation is not which database the operator is using, but,
> > rather, whether the database will support the .ORG registry in a
> > stable, scalable, and highly available manner.
> >         ...over a year of experience...clearly demonstrates that the
> > PostgreSQL database used by Afilias performs at the level of
> > reliability and availability required for the mission critical
> > operations of a global gTLD registry."
> > Internet Society (ISOC)
> >
> >         "PostgreSQL has scaled perfectly with our rapidly expanding
> > business, and we recommend it over every other DB."
> > TrustCommerce, California
> >
> >         "PgMarket has been developed around PostgreSQL because of its
> > unmatched performance, features, price, and scalability. It is the best
> > possible database for enterprise e-commerce."
> > Fitcom srl, Italy
> >
> >         "PostgreSQL provided sales.org with a solution that was $70,000
> > less expensive to create, and over 70% lower in cost to operate and
> > maintain than any of the commercial DBMS offerings we looked at."
> > sales.org Inc., Toronto
> >
> >         "PostgreSQL handles virtually all the standard SQL constructs.
> > It is easy (relatively speaking) to administer, it is fast, it is
> > efficient, it has a great API, and it supports ODBC, why would you
> > choose something else?"
> > Mohawk Software, Massachusetts
> >
> > "... selected PostgreSQL as one of the key components for their
> > solution, relying on the power and extensibility of the database even
> > under heavy load."
> > Vanten, K.K., Tokyo
> >
> >
> > Additions & improvements in Version 7.3 release include:
> >
> >    SCHEMAS
> >         Schemas allow users to create objects in their own namespace
> >         so two people or applications can have tables with the same
> >         name. There is also a public schema for shared tables.
> >         Table/index creation can be restricted by removing
> >         permissions on the public schema
> >
> >    Drop Column
> >         Now supports ALTER TABLE ... DROP COLUMN functionality.
> >
> >    Table Functions
> >         Functions returning multiple rows and/or multiple columns are
> >         now much easier to use than before. The "table function" can
> >         be called in the SELECT FROM clause, treating its output like
> >         a table. Also, plpgsql functions can now return sets.
> >
> >    Prepared Queries
> >         For performance, PostgreSQL now supports prepared queries.
> >
> >    Dependency Tracking
> >         PostgreSQL now records object dependencies, which allows
> >         improvements in many areas.
> >
> >    Privileges
> >         Functions & procedural languages now have privileges. People
> >         running these can take on the privileges of their creators.
> >
> >    Multibyte/Locale
> >         Both multibyte and locale are now always enabled.
> >
> >    Logging
> >         A variety of logging options have been enhanced.
> >
> >    Interfaces
> >         A large number of interfaces have been moved to
> >         http://gborg.postgresql.org where they can be developed
> >         and released independently.
> >
> >    Functions/Identifiers
> >         By default, functions can now take up to 32 parameters, and
> >         identifiers can be up to 63 bytes long.
> >
> >         Along with many many more enhancements, bug fixes and
> > performance related changes from v7.2 ...
> >
> > Source for this release is available on all mirrors under:
> >              /pub/source/v7.3
> >
> >         More information on PostgreSQL is available on the project
> > websites mirrored worldwide through:
> >                http://www.postgresql.org
> >
> >         A complete list of changes in v7.3 can be found in the HISTORY
> > file, included with the release, or available from all ftp mirrors as:
> >              /pub/README.v7_3
> >
> > Marc G. Fournier
> > Co-ordinator
> > PostgreSQL Global Development Group
> >

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