PostgreSQL 9.5 Beta 2 Released

Posted on 2015-11-12 by PostgreSQL Global Development Group

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group announces today that the second beta release of PostgreSQL 9.5 is available for download. This release should contain all features and APIs which will be in the final release with few, if any, changes. Users should begin testing their applications against 9.5 Beta 2 in preparation for the final release.

Changes Since Beta1

Many bugs and issues reported by our users and contributors have been fixed since the release of Beta1. These include:

  • Many documentation fixes and improvements
  • Rename PQsslAttributes() to PQsslAttributeNames()
  • Pass extra data to pgworkers for context
  • Fix other issues with parallel workers
  • Fix multiple issues with BRIN indexes
  • Fix problems with commit timestamps and replication
  • Put back ssl_renegotiation_limit, set to 0

If you reported an issue while testing PostgreSQL 9.5, please download Beta2 and test whether that issue has been fixed. If you have not yet tested version 9.5, now is the time for you to help out PostgreSQL development. Known issues which are still open are listed on the Open Items page.

Beta Schedule

This is second beta release of version 9.5, indicating that very few user-visible feature changes are expected before final release. The PostgreSQL Project will release additional betas as required for testing, followed by one or more release candidates, until the final release in late 2015. For more information, and suggestions on how to test the betas, see the Beta Testing page.

Full documentation and release notes of the new version is available online and also installs with PostgreSQL. Also see the What's New page for details on some features.