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PostgreSQL 8.0.0 Officially Goes Beta

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: pgsql-announce(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: PostgreSQL 8.0.0 Officially Goes Beta
Date: 2004-08-10 00:36:52
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After almost 9 months of development, the PostgreSQL Global Development 
Group is proud to announce that development on PostgreSQL 8.0.0 has now 
finished, and is ready for some serious testing.

For those wondering about the 8.0.0 designation on this release, there 
have been several *very* large features included in this release that we 
felt warranted the jump.  As with all of our releases, we aim to have this 
one as rock solid as possible, but *at least* one of the features added to 
this release involved such changes that may warrant a bit extra testing 
post-release before deploying it in production.

Although the list of new features in 8.0.0 is extensive, with both SMB 
(Win32 Native Support) and Enterprise (Nested Transactions and Point in 
Time Recory) features being added, there is one thing that hasn't been 
included as part of the core distribution, and that is a Windows 
Installer, which can be found at:

For a complete list of changes/improvements since 7.4.0 was released, 
please see:

That said, and without further ado, Beta 1 is currently available for 
download on all mirrors:

And, thanks to David Fetter, the Beta is also available via BitTorrent at:

As with all releases, the success of this release falls in the your hands 
... to go from Beta -> Release, we need as many people out there to put it 
through her paces as possible, on as many platforms as possible.  We urge 
anyone, and everyone, to download a copy and run her through her 
regression tests, and report any/all problems, and bugs, to


The more bugs we can find, and eliminate, during Beta, the more successful 
the Release will be ...

On behalf of all of the developers, Happy Bug Hunting ...


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