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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - June 15th 2004 ==

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: pgsql-announce(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: == PostgreSQL Weekly News - June 15th 2004 ==
Date: 2004-06-15 18:25:48
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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - June 15th 2004 ==

        Well the big news for the week was the release of PostgreSQL 7.4.3 
today. It should be arriving soon at your local ftp mirror if it hasn't 
arrived already, or you can download load it via BitTorrent 
( if you are so inclined. Release notes are 
included in the full announcement at, 
and as a reminder those upgrading from other 7.4.x versions of PostgreSQL do 
not need to dump/reload.

        Back in the world of 7.5, we've come another week closer to the 
proposed feature freeze date and still a lot of hacking going on as people 
try to finish up their patches before beta. The list of changes that did make 
it in is relatively short, so let's take a quick run through. Start and stop 
times were added to pg_dump/pg_dumpall when --verbose output is used. Support 
for assignment to subfields of composite columns in UPDATE and INSERT 
statements was added. This also now allows updating an element of an array 
value that is NULL to produce a non-null result. Planning of unnamed 
statements via the extended query protocol underwent some optimizations to 
improve plan quality when using out-of-line parameters instead of literal 
values. The inet/cidr datatypes were given their own hash function that 
ignores the inet vs. cdir type bit, enabling their proper use in hash joins 
and hash aggregation.

        One last note, a new Brazilian version of the FAQ has been added to 
CVS and the website, thanks to Euler Taveira de Oliveira. All of or FAQ's are 
available at, and we are always looking 
for new translations in case you don't see your favorite language 

== PostgreSQL Product News ==

Updated Cygwin Package: postgresql-7.4.2-1

Native PostgreSQL driver for

pqa v1.1 released.

== PostgreSQL In the News ==

An interview with Jim Wilson

SQL Transaction Misunderstandings (blog)

== Upcoming Events ==

LinuxTag 2004: Karlsruhe, Germany: June 23-26
There will be a PostgreSQL booth and multiple presentations

European Regional Open Source Conference: Yerevan, Armenia: June 28-30
Bruce Momjian will be speaking at the Conferance

OSCon: Portland, OR. USA: July 26-30
There will be a PostgreSQL Track with many community members participating.

== PostgreSQL Weekly News - June 15th 2004 ==
Don't forget to read Elein Mustain's Weekly Summary of the PostgreSQL
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