PostgreSQL version 8.2 released

Posted on 2006-12-05

After eight months of development and five months of integration and testing, the PostgreSQL Global Development Group now announces the availability of PostgreSQL version 8.2 (our 14th public release).

Among the features of this new version are:

  • Higher performance (+20% on OLTP tests)
  • Improved Warm standby databases
  • Online index builds
  • SQL2003 aggregates
  • Improved TSearch2 with Generalized Inverted Indexes
  • Support for DTrace probes
  • Advisory Locks
  • New ISN/ISBN and pgCrypto modules
  • Selective pg_dump options

... and many more included in the over 300 patches which went into this version.

For highlights of the release, please see the press kit



Windows Binaries

Red Hat RPMs

Packages and ports for OSX, Solaris, Ubuntu, Debian, SuSE and other operating systems will be available in the weeks and months to come, either from or from the platform vendor.

Version 8.2 will be announced and discussed at the LISA conference in Washington DC, at the PostgreSQL booth and BOF.

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