Saturday, April 3, is PostgreSQL Test-Fest day. Get our your computers and get ready to test Version 9.
In person in: Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco California.
Live on the Web: Streaming Video
IRC Chat for Testers: irc.freenode.net, #pgtestfest
We need you to spend a full day testing Postgres 9 in order to complete the Alpha/Beta testing period on time and release 9.0 as scheduled. Without your help testing many of the complex new features ... such as Hot Standby, Synchronous Replication, DO(), new PL/Perl, named parameters, new Listen/Notify and more ... we simply will not be able to release on time. There's far too much testing to be done for our few dozen major contributors to do it all.
The San Francisco PostgreSQL Users' Group will be having a Test-Fest at Noisebridge on Mission Street in San Francisco all day April 3. A dozen or more of our members will be showing up with laptops, desktops and shelling into remote servers in order to test all of the Postgres 9 features. If you are in the Bay Area, we need you to attend! There will be free food and drink. RSVP on Meetup.
If you don't live in the SF Bay Area, that's no excuse not to participate. First, if you have a local User Group, organize your own Test-Fest. SFPUG's planning page is on the wiki for you to use and copy. Further, SFPUG plans to have live streaming video of the Test-Fest so that users from all over the world (at least, those in compatible time zones) can participate in the Test-Fest from their own homes and offices.
PostgreSQL needs you! Help us test version 9!
Posted by SFPUG (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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