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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - July 20th 2004 ==

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: pgsql-announce(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: == PostgreSQL Weekly News - July 20th 2004 ==
Date: 2004-07-20 15:45:47
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== PostgreSQL Weekly News - July 20th 2004 ==

        The developers continued rounding out the new features in an effort to 
get beta 1, now tentatively scheduled for August 1st, out the door. Most of 
the patch queue has been applied, and parts of both PITR and nested 
transactions have started working their way into CVS, so it shouldn't be too 
much longer.

        Some of the feature rounding out this week include more additions to 
psql output, like adding permissions and descriptions for schemas and 
tablespaces. We also saw improvements to initdb so that it can now detect 
locale/encoding mismatches when they occur and it can also pick a suitable 
encoding automatically if none is specified.  Also on the list was a patch to 
allow the new plperl implementation to build against win32, fixing issues 
with back/forward slashing and updating the linker config for mingw.

        Christopher Kings-Lyne did a lot of work on pg_dump this past week, 
trying to nail down all of the outstanding issues when dumping from older 
databases. The list of items fixed include is quite long, but highlights 
include changing output to use ALTER OWNER commands instead of SET SESSION 
AUTHORIZATION, moving all GRANT and REVOKE commands to the end of the dump, 
dumping of ALTER USER commands for the cluster owner, dumping ALTER OWNER for 
the public schema when needed, and the removal of some spurious commenting. 
Christopher plans to do some regression testing against all of the 7.x 
versions of PostgreSQL, however if you have complex schema living in one of 
these older versions you are encouraged to test your dumping as soon as 
possible in order to ensure backward compatibility.

        Two other quick notes on the PostgreSQL website. We have added a 
French translation of the FAQ, thanks to Lelarge Guillaume, available at We also have added a link to a new 
Polish PostgreSQL community website ( which is 
available from the main page under the "international" section.

== PostgreSQL Product News ==

pgSphere 1.0b1 released

BiggerSQL-1.2.5 released

Bricolage 1.8.1 Released

== PostgreSQL In the News ==

The downlow on Mono

== Upcoming Events ==

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

Linux World Expo: San Francisco, CA, USA: August 3-5
PostgreSQL will have a booth and B.O.F with OSDL.

Linux Expo Shanghai: Shanghai, China : Sep 9-10
Bruce Momjian will present a speech

== PostgreSQL Weekly News - July 20th 2004 ==
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