Release date: 2008-09-22
This release contains a variety of fixes from 7.4.21. For information about new features in the 7.4 major release, see Section E.311.
A dump/restore is not required for those running 7.4.X. However, if you are upgrading from a version earlier than 7.4.11, see Section E.300.
Fix datetime input functions to correctly detect integer overflow when running on a 64-bit platform (Tom)
Improve performance of writing very long log messages to syslog (Tom)
Fix bug in backwards scanning of a cursor on a
SELECT DISTINCT ON query
Fix planner to estimate that
GROUP BY expressions yielding boolean
results always result in two groups, regardless of the
expressions' contents (Tom)
This is very substantially more accurate than the
GROUP BY estimate
for certain boolean tests like
Improve pg_dump and pg_restore's error reporting after failure to send a SQL command (Tom)
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