PostgreSQL 9.6 RC 1 Released

Posted on 2016-09-01 by PostgreSQL Global Development Group

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group announces today that the first release candidate of version 9.6 is available for download. As a release candidate, 9.6 RC 1 should be identical to the final release of the new version. It contains fixes for all known issues found during testing, so users should test and report any issues that they find.

Changes Since Beta 4

PostgreSQL 9.6 RC 1 contains fixes for all of the issues discovered by users when testing Beta 4, including the following open items:

  • Add SQL functions for inspecting index access methods
  • Fix assorted bugs in bloom indexes
  • Add regression test for TOAST insertion bug
  • Fix parallel query error handling in non-English locales
  • Many documentation updates

As of RC 1, parallel query is disabled by default in postgresql.conf. Users wishing to parallelize queries will need to raise max_parallel_workers_per_gather.

Release Schedule

This is the first release candidate for version 9.6. The PostgreSQL Project will create additional release candidates until all reported issues are resolved, then release 9.6.0 final. For further information please see the Beta Testing page.