PostgreSQL 8.0.0 Released

Posted on 2005-01-19

After more than a year of hard work, the PostgreSQL Global Development Group proudly announces the release of version 8.0.0 of the PostgreSQL ORDBMS. This release involves possibly more major changes than any prior version of PostgreSQL since 6.3, including:

  • Native Windows port
  • Savepoints/nested transactions
  • Exception handling inside functions
  • Tablespaces
  • Point in time recovery
  • Improved shared buffer management
  • Background writer process to reduce checkpoint impact
  • Tunable delays to reduce the impact of VACUUM
  • Overhaul of pg_dump and pg_restore
  • Expanded log format options and log rotation
  • Improved embedded quote handling for functions
  • ALTER TABLE can alter the data type of an existing column
  • Improved ALTER capabilities for all database objects

Download it now:

Some packages for popular Linux distributions are now available,

and more will be coming soon.

Members of the press and the public unfamiliar with PostgreSQL should read our press information.

Others can review the release notes for a full list of 8.0 changes, features, and upgrade warnings.

Download and have fun!

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