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Re: 8.1 release, next take

From: Oleg Bartunov <oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: 8.1 release, next take
Date: 2005-09-19 17:36:48
Message-ID: Pine.GSO.4.63.0509192135020.17957@ra.sai.msu.su (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, 19 Sep 2005, Josh Berkus wrote:

> Oleg,
>
>> Probably, better  refer to popular GiST based extensions
>> like full text indexing, geo-spatial extensions ? They automatically
>> inherit concurrency and recovery features from GiST.
>
> Sure ... on the Presskit Web Page.  The stuff in the release really has to be
> "buzzword compliant": that is, either be an implementation of some known
> database feature (roles, partitioning, 2PC) or have huge performance gains
> (bitmapscan, clock-sweep) or specifically counteract anti-PostgreSQL FUD
> (shared locks).
>
> Bascially, these are "PR" features which reporters who don't understand them
> can recognize by the terms used and that give us "checklist compliance" in
> the minds of pointy-haired bosses.
>
> This means that many features, which may be *more* important to existing
> users, appear on the Presskit web page and the community release notice but
> not in the press release.  For 8.1, this includes the GiST improvements,
> 64-bit shared mem, indexing MIN/MAX, autovacuum in postmaster, psql
> subtransactions, better pl/perl memory use, and shared dependencies (and
> probably something I've forgotten).  All of these are cool features that the
> people who already use PostgreSQL are looking forward to.  None of them stand
> a chance of being picked up by the trade press.
>
> Are you following my reasoning, here?
>

Yeah, I see. I want somehow to thank our sponsors. Is't possible to do
this on the Presskit Web Page ?

>

 	Regards,
 		Oleg
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